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    Good health care policy starts with understanding the complex challenges facing Texas hospitals.

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    THA advocates for the interests of the more than 450 hospitals and health systems that comprise our membership and the patients they serve.

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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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Capitol Update

Lance Lunsford and Sara Gonzalez discuss mental health parity.

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Texas Hospitals Congratulate Seema Verma on Successful Confirmation

Hospital Industry Looks Forward to Working With CMS on Continuing the State’s Effective 1115 Waiver

(March 14)With confirmation by the U.S. Senate today, Seema Verma will begin her post as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

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Increasing Access to Substance Use Treatment Is Focus of New Legislation

(March 8) Increasing the number of professionals to provide substance use treatment is the goal of a bill filed yesterday by Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo). House Bill 3038 would add licensed chemical dependency counselors to the state’s existing loan repayment program for mental health professionals to address a critical shortage of providers ...

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THA Statement on American Health Care Act: Solutions Should Reduce the Number of Uninsured

(March 8) As the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives begin markups of the American Health Care Act, the Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO ...

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THA Member Testifies to Support Mental Health Parity Bill

(Feb. 28) In its first meeting to consider legislation this session, Jacob Cuellar, M.D., CEO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, San Antonio and member of the Texas Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Council, testified today before the Texas House Committee on Public Health in support of Rep. Four Price’s (R-Amarillo) mental health parity bill, House Bill 10 ...

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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.

Setting the Record Straight on Freestanding Emergency Centers in Texas: Freestanding emergency centers are not hospitals, and they are not urgent care centers. Learn more

2017 Texas Hospitals’ Policy Priorities: Hospitals also are required by federal law to provide, at a minimum, a medical screening to anyone who seeks it and to provide stabilization and treatment services for an emergency medical condition, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Learn more

Hospital Financing Overview: This document is intended to provide a high-level overview of the hospital financing system in Texas and the challenges that exist – challenges that threaten hospitals’ continued ability to provide the highest quality care for all Texans. 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

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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.