• Texas Health Care Security and Technology Conference

    April 19-20 in Austin

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  • Stop Speaking in Code

    Using Plain Language Alerts to Improve Communication in the Hospital in an Emergency

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  • New Medicaid 1115 Waiver Approved for Texas

    Learn about the new five-year $25 billion Waiver’s terms and conditions and how they affect Texas hospitals.

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  • 2018 Chair Address

    Phyllis Cowling, Chair of the THA Board of Trustees, addressed the attendees at the THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

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  • Hurricane Harvey

    Download THA’s new special Hurricane Harvey Analysis to learn Texas hospitals’ lessons learned from the storm.

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From the capitol to regulatory agencies, THA represents the interests of its member hospitals/health systems. With in-depth knowledge of issues that matter most to Texas hospitals, THA is frequently asked to provide expert testimony and help craft rules to implement recently passed legislation. THA also provides Texas hospitals with a presence in Washington, D.C.

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THA offers hospital administrators and staff a broad range of continuing education focused on enhancing hospital operations and performance. In the health care industry, change is constant. With this in mind, THA develops programs to help members strategize and meet head-on the challenges of frequent changes in regulations and obligations. Use the Event Calendar to find upcoming educational opportunities.

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Capitol Update

Capitol Update for March 8 2018

Jennifer Banda, J.D., and Lance Lunsford of THA discuss the March 6 Texas primaries in the latest Capitol Update.

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Texas Hospitals’ Use of Plain Language Emergency Alerts Grows

(March 1) Hospitals across Texas continue to transition from hospital-specific, color-based emergency codes to standardized, plain language alerts as part of their work to promote safety, reduce errors and increase transparency of communications and safety protocols ...

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Texas Hospital Association Endorses Use of Voluntary Emergency Department Prescribing Guidelines to Curb Opioid Misuse and Abuse

Texas hospitals lead initiative to reduce opioid deaths

(Feb. 9) The Texas Hospital Association recommends that Texas hospitals voluntarily adopt its guidelines to advise prescribers working in hospital emergency departments of ways to minimize inappropriate use of opioid painkillers and ultimately reduce the number of opioid-related deaths ...

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Texas Hospital Association Releases Special Report On Hospital Disaster Response During Hurricane Harvey

Report Offers Findings and Recommendations to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response for Future Events

(Feb. 7) The Texas Hospital Association today released a special report analyzing Texas hospitals’ disaster response before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, including findings and recommendations for future preparation strategies ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors Barclay Berdan

HOSPAC Star Award Recognizes Hospital Leader’s Advocacy and Engagement

(Feb. 6) The Texas Hospital Association and its political action committee, HOSPAC, today honored Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington, with the 2017 HOSPAC Star Award for his commitment to political and public policy advocacy ...

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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.

2017 Special Session Report: A comprehensive reference guide summarizing new legislation from the 2017 Special Session that impacts Texas hospitals and provides insights into how hospitals will be affected. Learn more

Federal Policy Priorities: The more than 600 hospitals that serve Texas patients are a diverse group. Yet, whether they are an 8-bed critical access hospital or 800-bed health system, all Texas hospitals share a common mission of providing the best care to anyone who needs it. Learn more

Disallowance of Federal Uncompensated Care Payments for Texas Hospitals: Nearly $30 million in federal payments intended to offset some uncompensated care costs for private hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region are the subject of disagreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the state of Texas. Learn more

1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver: Learn how the Transformation Waiver is making health care in Texas more effective and efficient and why renewal is so important for Texas hospitals. Learn more

Contact Info

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The Texas Hospital Association would like to hear from both its members and from the public for whom Texan hospitals and health systems work to keep healthy.