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  • 2019 Legislative Session

    Texas hospitals’ guide to prepare for the 86th Legislature

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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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  • 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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In this Capitol Update, THA's Carrie Kroll and Lance Lunsford discuss the importance of newborn screening. Read more on the Newborn Screening webpage.

Public Policy 2019 Legislative Session


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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Behavioral Health Conference
Behavioral Health Conference: Behavioral health providers continue to face challenges on many fronts: reimbursement, workforce, court decisions, legislation and funding. This event will help providers stay on top of the evolving landscape. Learn more

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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative Preview Townhall Meeting In Seguin

(Sept. 17) On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Texas Hospital Association will host its third of six regional Legislative Preview Townhall meetings to discuss Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and industry challenges heading into the 2019 Texas legislative session beginning in January ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors State Senator Kelly Hancock

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

(Sept. 11) The Texas Hospital Association honored State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) 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 State Representative Four Price

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

(Aug. 14) The Texas Hospital Association honored State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo) 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.