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Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and incoming THA Board Chair Sally Hurt-Deitch discuss what's to come in 2019 and why it's important to attend the THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo in Austin, Feb. 21-22.

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THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo
The THA Annual Conference and Expo brings together health care leaders from across Texas. The 2019 conference is Feb. 21-22 at the JW Marriott.

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Texas Hospitals Commit To Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Texas Hospital Association Distributes New Education Resource

(Nov. 30) Demonstrating the numerous ways Texas hospitals are working to proactively address the opioid epidemic, the Texas Hospital Association released a new whitepaper describing various tools and resources Texas hospitals are using to reduce opioid use and abuse ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors State Representative John Zerwas

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

(Nov. 5) The Texas Hospital Association today honored State Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) 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 Hospitals Continue Huge Improvements in Reducing Infections

(Oct. 18) Texas hospitals saw significant decreases in the number of hospital-associated infections, outperforming national trends across all categories, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Texas Hospital Association Partners With Clarify Health Solutions To Elevate Hospitals’ Quality Improvement Work

Addition of Clarify Health to THA’s Data Program Provides Texas Hospitals a Full Suite of Analytics Tools

(Sept. 18) The Texas Hospital Association today announced its partnership with Clarify Health, a leader in real-time patient care analytics. The partnership will give Texas hospitals meaningful, actionable insights and guide paths to improve the quality of care provided ...

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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’ Commitment to Addressing the Opioid Crisis: As anchors in Texas communities and public health advocates, Texas hospitals have taken a proactive leadership role in responding to the opioid crisis gripping not just the state but the nation. Download

Texas Hospitals Working Together to Improve Health Care for Pregnant Women and New Mothers: Through Texas AIM, Texas hospitals are implementing evidence-based care guidelines to improve maternal care and reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. Download

Medicaid’s Role in Hospital Financing: This whitepaper discusses Medicaid's role in hospital financing, through reimbursement and supplemental payments. Download

Local Provider Participation Funds in Texas: The local provider participation fund resource shows where LPPFs currently exist and the state legislation that authorizes them. Local hospital districts created LPPFs as a way to provide the non-federal share of Medicaid payments. Download

Value Based Payment: This whitepaper discusses the challenges and opportunities Texas hospitals experience to navigate state and federal requirements for specific value-based payment models. Download

Rural Hospital Financing:: This document, the fourth in the Texas Hospital Association’s series on hospital financing, examines the special financing arrangements in Medicaid and Medicare that target the unique needs and vulnerabilities of rural hospitals. 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.