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John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy at the Texas Hospital Association, testified on Wednesday, March 13, before the House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee in support of Texas House Bill 1145.

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In the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, political experts consider the opportunities to make bipartisan strides to improve health care in the Texas, and hospital leaders discuss emotional intelligence in health care.

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Texas Senate Takes Steps to Expedite Access to Voluntary Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(March 19) Streamlining the process for psychiatric hospitals to admit patients seeking voluntary inpatient mental health treatment and expediting access to and continuity of care is the focus of a bill that will be heard today in the Texas Senate Health & Human Services Committee ...

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Texas Senate Takes Steps To Support Hospitals In Quality Improvement Work

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(March 12) Simplifying and aligning reporting requirements for health care-associated infections to promote Texas hospitals’ ongoing work to improve care quality is the focus of a bill that will be heard today in the Texas Senate Health & Human Services Committee ...

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Texas Hospital Association Partners With ProCredEx To Advance New Model For Practitioner Credentialing

(March 12) The Texas Hospital Association endorsed the Professional Credentials Exchange as an exclusive partner to help Texas hospitals accelerate the process of credentialing health care practitioners ...

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Texas Senate Takes Steps to Ensure Access to Care in a Disaster

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(March 11) Ensuring timely access to essential health care services during natural or manmade disasters is the focus of a bill that will be heard today in the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) ...

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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

Texas’ Trauma Hospitals Are Integral to an Effective Trauma Care System: Access to specialized trauma care is something all Texans need. Texas trauma hospitals need continued state funding to support their life-saving work. Download

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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.