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  • 2017 Special Session

    The 85th Texas Legislature returns to the Capitol on July 18 for a special session.

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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 Cesar Lopez discuss maintenance of certification legislation.

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Thank Your Members of Congress for Supporting Texas

(June 8)All members of the Texas Congressional delegation have signed on to letters of supports for the Medicaid 1115 Waiver. Thank them for their support here.

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Defeat of DRP Replacement Bill Ensures Continuation of a Broken Program

Texas Hospitals Worked to Forge Compromise Legislation to Preserve Trauma Hospital Funding and Repeal DRP

(May 25) We are deeply disappointed that certain interest groups blocked passage of House Bill 2068 in the last days of the 85th Legislature ...

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Texas Legislature Approves Bill to Improve Access to Mental Health Treatment

House Bill 10 Heads to Governor’s Desk

(May 23) Legislation to improve statewide access to mental health and substance use treatment will soon make its way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) desk, as the Texas Senate late yesterday approved House Bill 10 by Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) ...

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Texas Hospital Leader Joel T. Allison Receives the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Award of Honor

(May 8) Joel T. Allison, former president/CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, was recognized with the American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor. The award is given in conjunction with the AHA’s annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
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    While the obstacles to obtain behavioral health care are persistent, recent measures taken by the Texas Legislature with the state’s continued investment in behavioral health care will significantly ...
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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.

Federal Policy Priorities: The more than 600 hospitals that serve Texas patients are a diverse group. Yet, whether they are an 8-bed critical access hospital or 800-bed health system, all Texas hospitals share a common mission of providing the best care to anyone who needs it. 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

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.