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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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Read the March/April issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


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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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Preserving Critical Funding For Texas Trauma Hospitals Is Focus Of Senate Bill

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(April 11) Funding for Texas’ designated trauma hospitals is the focus of a bill that will be heard in the Texas Senate Finance Committee today. John Hawkins, senior vice president of government relations at the Texas Hospital Association, will testify in support of Senate Bill 918, by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) ...

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Texas House Moves to Preserve Critical Funding for Texas Trauma Hospitals

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(April 3) Funding for Texas’ 283 trauma hospitals is the focus of a bill that will be heard in the Texas House of Representatives Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee today. John Hawkins, senior vice president of government relations at the Texas Hospital Association, will testify in support of House Bill 2048, by Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) ...

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Texas Hospitals Realize Gains From Quality and Patient Safety Investments

(March 26) Continuing several years of progress, Texas hospitals again reported improvements in health care quality and patient safety, according to new data on health care acquired infections from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Protecting the Availability of Hospital Emergency Care is Subject of Texas House Hearing

Texas Hospitals Support Clarification of State Law

(March 25) Ensuring that Texas hospitals receive fair reimbursement for health care services provided to a patient injured because of another’s fault or negligence is the subject of a hearing today in the Texas House Committee on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence ...

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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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