• THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

    Arriving in Houston Feb. 6-7

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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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  • Hurricane Harvey

    State and federal information and resources for 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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THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

The THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo is just around the corner, Feb. 6-7 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. Read the agenda and register today!

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Texas Hospitals Issue Guidance to Avoid Longer ER Wait Times Due to Severe Flu Season

(Jan. 17) Texas hospitals, like others across the country, are experiencing a high volume of patients due to the seasonal flu and are taking necessary steps to ensure patients receive appropriate care ...

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Texas Hospital Association Working With Baylor Scott & White To Improve Patient Care

(Jan. 10) THA Smart Ribbon, a product of the Texas Hospital Association’s Center for Technology Innovation, has announced a new collaboration with Texas-based Baylor Scott & White Health ...

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Court Ruling Slashes More Than $40 Million In Medicare Prescription Drug Payments To Hospitals

(Jan. 2) Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in favor of the federal government to dismiss hospitals’ case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to stop scheduled Medicare reimbursement cuts for outpatient prescription drugs ...

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Texas Hospitals Applaud Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension

(Dec. 21) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission have reached an agreement to approve a new five-year Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver.

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 1/17/2018 1:35:00 PM
    Hospitals across the state are experiencing an influx of patients with flu; in some cases, going on “medical divert” to transfer patients to other facilities because they are at capacity. Flu season...
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    • 12/13/2017 2:29:00 PM
    Without continued CHIP funding, Congress risks adding to the uninsured in Texas – already the largest number in the nation — and undermining the long-term health and wellness of our nation’s most v...
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    • 11/6/2017 11:13:00 AM
    Today, more than ever, health care professionals need to do all that we can to protect the sensitive information and data that patients entrust in our hospitals’ electronic systems. If we have a way ...
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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

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.