• Take a Stand For Your Hospital and Community

    Get the tools your board needs at the Healthcare Governance Conference

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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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  • Texas' Hospitals 2018 Federal Policy Priorities

    Learn about the federal issues Texas hospitals are facing now.

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  • 2017-18 Legislative Interim

    Texas lawmakers are studying a number of hospital issues in advance of the 2019 legislative session

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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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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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2018 Healthcare Governance Conference
Healthcare Governance Conference: Join the Texas Healthcare Trustees and THA at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine on July 26-28 and get up-to-date on in health care trends, policy developments and governance best practices. Learn more

Texas Hospital Association Partners With Southwest Consulting Associates to Help Hospitals With Critical Uncompensated Care Costs Calculations

(May 29) Texas-based Southwest Consulting Associates has been endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association to help Texas hospitals thoroughly and completely calculate and document uncompensated care costs to qualify for Medicaid supplemental payments ...

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Texas Hospital Association endorses technology to help hospitals manage frequent emergency department patients and decrease inappropriate opioid use

Partnership arms care teams with real-time information at the point of care

(May 22) The Texas Hospital Association officially endorsed Collective Medical in a partnership to help hospitals build a community-based network of communications to identify and support complex patient populations ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors U.S. Representative Michael Burgess

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy

(May 10) The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Representative Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX 26) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy

(May 8) The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Senator John Cornyn with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems ...

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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.

2018 Federal Policy Priorities: Despite recent federal policy successes, Texas hospitals are facing considerable reimbursement cuts under the Affordable Care Act and other measures. Learn about the federal policies Texas hospitals need in order to retain critical hospital funding. Learn more

2017-2018 Interim Charges: Lawmakers are studying numerous hospital-related issues in advance of the 2019 legislative session in January. Learn how these topics could impact Texas hospitals. Learn more

Plain Language Alerts: Using plain language alerts to communicate emergencies reduces confusion and delay for hospital staff, patients and visitors responding to an event. Learn more about making the switch from color-based codes to plain language emergency alerts. Learn more

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

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

Contact Info

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.