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    THA's summary of new health care laws is now available.

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  • End of Session Report

    Read About How Texas Hospitals Fared During the 2019 Legislative Session.

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  • 2018 THA Foundation Year in Review

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    Learn about the issues Texas trauma hospitals are facing now.

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In this episode of THA's Capitol Update, John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, discusses how recently passed state surprise billing legislation can serve as a model for federal legislation being debated in Congress.

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In the July/August 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine: Hospital leaders in West Texas shift their focus to finding innovative ways to improve provider capabilities, infrastructure and population health.

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Physician, Hospital Groups Distribute Urgent Measles Advisory

(Aug. 6) Texas doctors and hospitals have a new tool to fight the ever-increasing measles threat, as the number of people sickened by the infectious yet preventable disease climbs ...

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Texas Hospital Association Statement on Proposed Rule to Require Disclosure of Hospital and Health Insurer Negotiated Payments

(Aug. 1) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to require disclosure of negotiated payment amounts between health insurance companies and hospitals ...

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Texas Hospital Association Statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Hospital Price Transparency

(June 25) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to issue a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amounts health insurers and patients pay for health care services ...

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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Model Legislation To Eliminate Surprise Medical Bills For Texas Patients

Texas Hospitals Support the Patient-Friendly, Free-Market Solution

(June 17) Texas patients no longer will receive surprise bills for out-of-pocket costs for emergency or unplanned health care services as a measure supported by Texas hospitals becomes law with republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature Friday ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 4/12/2019 9:06:00 AM
    Patients should never be surprised by unexpected bills for out-of-pocket costs for emergency or unplanned health care services. That seems straightforward enough. Yet, increasingly they are on the rec...
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    • 12/21/2018 9:19:00 AM
    Stay connected during the 86th Texas Legislative Session by downloading THA’s newest app to your IOS or Android device. Just search “THA Legislative Session App” in the Apple App Store or Google Pl...
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    • 12/14/2018 9:36:00 AM
    Texas hospitals share a common mission, no matter their community. We are stronger together. We must resist the urge to let our adjectives – rural, urban, children’s, specialty – define us. We are ...
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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.

Health Care and the 86th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Read THA’s report summarizing key legislative outcomes from the 86th Texas legislative session that concluded on May 27. The report summarizes the most important legislation for Texas hospitals--bills that passed and those that did not. Download

Protecting Critical Health Care Funding in the State Budget: A balanced budget is the one bill lawmakers must pass. See what critical funding items Texas hospitals need to ensure a strong health care infrastructure. Download

Texas Hospital Support Ending Surprise Medical Billing: THA worked closely with lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session to help pass Senate Bill 1264, legislation eliminates surprise medical billing of Texas patients, e. Download

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