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    Download the manual to ensure compliance with key legislation impacting hospitals and health systems.

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  • State Advocacy

    Read the outcomes from the 2021 legislative session.

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  • 1115 Waiver Extension Rescinded

    CMS recently rescinded Texas’ 10-year Medicaid 1115 Waiver extension.

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THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center is Texas’ hospitals go-to for the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19. Hospitals fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic are encouraged to use these resources in their COVID-19 response.

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Stay up-to-date on the policy, legislative and regulatory issues impacting Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

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In the July/August issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, THA recaps how hospitals fared during the 87th legislative session, examines how health equity is prioritized in graduate medical education, and explores the role of faith-base organizations in their communities.

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THA Statement on State Staffing

(Aug. 10) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the state’s announcement regarding out-of-state personnel to help respond to the recent COVID-19 surge ...

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THA Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

(July 29) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the issue of mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies for hospital personnel. ...

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THA Statement on Medicaid Waiver Action

(April 16) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the federal government’s action today to rescind the 10-year Medicaid 1115 waiver extension that was granted by the previous administration. Set to be in place through 2030, the waiver extension would have provided life-saving health care funding for Texas ...

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THA Statement on Texas House Health Care Plan

(April 7) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s plan to address health care issues during the 2021 legislative session. “We couldn’t agree more that Texans should have access to the best health care services possible, and we are pleased to see a significant, bipartisan spotlight on the issue this session ...

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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.

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

Health Care and the 87th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Texas hospitals secured a number of impressive funding and policy wins during the 2021 legislative session. This recap report describes the politics and policies driving Texas' health care landscape and the outcomes for Texas hospitals. Download

Losing Texas’ Waiver Extension Destabilizes the Health Care Safety Net: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on April 16 rescinded the 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver that the previous administration approved in January. Download

2022-2023 State Budget Priorities: Maintaining hospital rates, pursuing a federal "IMD Exclusion" waiver for Medicaid clients' access to inpatient psychiatric care and new funding to protect the health care safety net are among Texas hospitals' top priorities for the 2022-2023 state budget. 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.