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  • 2019 New Health Care Laws

    THA's summary of new health care laws is now available.

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    Learn about the issues Texas trauma hospitals are facing now.

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Hospital Financing 101
How do hospitals get paid? Hospitals need revenue to provide necessary health care services, but payment often fails to cover the full cost of care provided.

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The THA Annual Conference and Expo brings together health care leaders from across Texas and features sessions designed for clinical, policy, legal, technology and governance positions.

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Read the September/October issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


Texas Hospitals magazine
The September/October 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine explores how artificial intelligence is improving efficiency and patient outcomes by empowering physicians and making health care more human.

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THA Announces Key Behavioral Health Priorities

Texas Hospitals Support a Strong Behavioral Health System for a Healthier Texas

(Oct. 9) In advance of its 2019 Behavioral Health Conference, the Texas Hospital Association outlines public policy priorities focused on strengthening the state’s behavioral health system to meet the needs of Texas ...

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Texas Hospital Association Names New Vice President of Communications

(Oct. 2) The Texas Hospital Association has selected Carrie C. Williams as its new vice president of communications, effective Oct. 2. In this role, Williams will oversee the strategic communications department, including advocacy communications, marketing efforts, press relations and the overall THA brand ...

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Physician, Hospital Groups Distribute Urgent Measles Advisory

(Aug. 6) Texas doctors and hospitals have a new tool to fight the ever-increasing measles threat, as the number of people sickened by the infectious yet preventable disease climbs ...

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Texas Hospital Association Statement on Proposed Rule to Require Disclosure of Hospital and Health Insurer Negotiated Payments

(Aug. 1) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to require disclosure of negotiated payment amounts between health insurance companies and hospitals ...

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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.

1115 Waiver Is Critical for Texas’ Health Care Safety Net: Texas’ current Medicaid 1115 Waiver and its funding, worth approximately $25 billion over five years, expires Sept. 30, 2022. Texas hospitals strongly support the waiver and its ability to protect the health care safety net and improve health care delivery and outcomes for Texans. Download

Texas Hospitals Support Behavioral Health Policies That Ensure a Healthy Texas: One in five Texans experience a mental health condition each year. Half a million Texas children have a serious emotional disturbance. More than two-thirds of people with a behavioral health condition get no treatment for that condition. Download

Texas’ Behavioral Health Landscape: While the Texas Legislature has made significant investments in the state’s behavioral health system over the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 biennia, increased state funding is needed to meet the behavioral health needs of a growing population. Download

Health Care and the 86th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Read THA’s report summarizing key legislative outcomes from the 86th Texas legislative session that concluded on May 27. The report summarizes the most important legislation for Texas hospitals--bills that passed and those that did not. Download

Protecting Critical Health Care Funding in the State Budget: A balanced budget is the one bill lawmakers must pass. See what critical funding items Texas hospitals need to ensure a strong health care infrastructure. Download

Texas Hospital Support Ending Surprise Medical Billing: THA worked closely with lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session to help pass Senate Bill 1264, legislation eliminates surprise medical billing of Texas patients, e. 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.