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  • Let's advance health care. Together.

    Good health care policy starts with understanding the complex challenges facing Texas hospitals.

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  • 85th Legislative Session

    THA advocates for the interests of the more than 450 hospitals and health systems that comprise our membership and the patients they serve.

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  • Support State Funding for Trauma Hospitals

    Help Texas trauma hospitals keep up with our growing population and deliver life-saving care when it’s needed most.

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Advocacy

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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Education

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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Trauma Funding

Texas hospitals need adequate trauma funding.

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Rep. Four Price Files Parity Bill to Improve Access to Mental Health Services

(Feb. 13) Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) today filed House Bill 10 to give the Texas Department of Insurance broader authority to enforce existing federal law governing parity requirements for the treatment of physical and mental health conditions ...

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THA Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee’s Workgroup on Healthcare Costs

(Feb. 3) Testifying today before the Senate Finance Committee’s Workgroup on Healthcare Costs, chaired by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy at the Texas Hospital Association, described the financing environment in which hospitals operate and initiatives they are investing in ...

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Op-ed: Legislature should make investment in health care

(Feb. 1) Public attention is focused on Congress’ potential actions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Texas hospitals await these decisions along with the American public. Our hope is that the reductions in the number of uninsured in Texas -- more than 1 million since 2013 -- will at the very least be maintained ...

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Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board

(Feb. 1) Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., president/CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees ...

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Sponsorships & Advertising

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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 Texas Hospitals’ Policy Priorities: Hospitals also are required by federal law to provide, at a minimum, a medical screening to anyone who seeks it and to provide stabilization and treatment services for an emergency medical condition, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

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Hospital Financing Overview: This document is intended to provide a high-level overview of the hospital financing system in Texas and the challenges that exist – challenges that threaten hospitals’ continued ability to provide the highest quality care for all Texans.

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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. 

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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.