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In this episode of THA's Capitol Update, Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, discuss how hospitals are part of the balanced billing debate in the 86th Texas Legislature.

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In the March/April 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine: Hospitals and communities find ways to cope as the state’s capacity to care for behavioral health patients continues to be strained.

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Texas Has Opportunity to Pass Model Bill to Protect Patients From Surprise Medical Bills

Texas Hospitals Support Protecting Consumers From Unexpected Bills

(May 10) As the U.S. Congress and administration work on solutions to end surprise medical billing, Texas hospitals continue their work with the Texas Legislature to pass model legislation ...

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Texas Legislature Passes Critical Legislation to Ensure Access to Care in a Disaster

Texas Hospitals, Physicians Applaud Efforts to Extend Liability Protections for Health Care Providers

(May 8) Texas lawmakers removed barriers limiting health care professionals from volunteering their skills and expertise in the event of a disaster ...

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Texas House Unanimously Passes Landmark Legislation To Preserve Critical Trauma Hospital Funding

Texas Hospitals, Broad Coalition of Organizations Applaud Efforts to Support Access to Trauma Care

(May 2) The Texas Hospital Association applauds the Texas House of Representatives for unanimously passing landmark legislation to preserve critical funding for Texas’ designated trauma hospitals ...

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National Poll Finds Broad, Bipartisan Support for Ending Surprise Health Care Billing

Texas Hospitals Support Protecting Consumers From Unexpected Bills and Increased Health Care Costs

(April 25) At least three-quarters of Americans believe the government should take action to protect patients from surprise medical bills, according to a new national poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation ...

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Recent White Papers

Recent White Papers

The Texas Hospital Association often publishes white papers on issues affecting Texas hospitals and the health care of Texans.

Texas Hospitals’ 2019 Federal Policy Priorities: Texas hospitals work closely with the U.S. Congress to advocate for financial stability and regulatory relief. Learn more about hospitals’ federal policy priorities. Download

Texas Hospitals Focus on Maternal and Newborn Health: Promoting the health of mother and babies is a priority for Texas hospitals. Learn more about the policy requirements and proactive steps hospitals have implemented and taken to support this goal. Download

Hospital Payment Sources: While they serve diverse communities across the state, Texas hospitals are unified under one core mission: providing the highest quality care to every Texan in need. Fair and equitable payment is critical to achieving this goal. This document provides an overview of the major sources of hospital payments and why reimbursement often is insufficient. Download

Implementing Texas’ New DNR Law: Hospital and Patient Impact: THA is working with all our members to ensure compliance and to identify areas where the law needs improving to better protect patients’ rights and preserve physicians’ ability to practice medicine. Download

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