• Texas Health Care Security and Technology Conference

    April 19-20 in Austin

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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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  • 2017-18 Legislative Interim

    Texas lawmakers are studying a number of hospital issues in advance of the 2019 legislative session

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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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  • Hurricane Harvey

    Download THA’s new special Hurricane Harvey Analysis to learn Texas hospitals’ lessons learned from the storm.

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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

Capitol Update for March 8 2018

Jennifer Banda, J.D., and Lance Lunsford of THA discuss the March 6 Texas primaries in the latest Capitol Update.

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Texas Hospital Association Partners with Connance to Support Revenue Cycle Initiatives in Texas

Texas hospitals and health systems seek innovative solutions to address challenges; endorses Connance, Inc. for cutting-edge predictive analytics

(April 18) Connance, a leading provider of health care predictive analytic solutions, has been endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association as a partner to help Texas hospitals more efficiently and effectively manage revenue cycle initiatives for denials management, patient payment and agency vendor management ...

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Texas Hospital Association to Testify on Health Care Reform in Texas House Appropriations Committee

Capping Medicaid Funding Would Inhibit Meaningful Reform

(April 4) During a hearing today at the Texas Capitol, the Texas Hospital Association will discuss the potential for federal health care reform initiatives to solve the state’s uninsured problem and provide insight for state lawmakers on the need for a strong but flexible Medicaid program ...

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Texas Hospital Association Partners with Stratasan To Bring Powerful Claims Data Tool to Hospitals

New Technology Gives Texas Hospitals Market Data Insights to Steer Smarter Business and Development Decisions

(March 28) The Texas Hospital Association announced a partnership with technology company, Stratasan. The new partnership will give THA member hospitals access to Stratsan’s powerful suite of strategic planning analytics, Launch Pathway, through the association’s Compass data program ...

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Texas Hospital Association to Testify on Opioid Epidemic in Texas House Committee on Opioids & Substance Use

Committee Considers THA’s Voluntary Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

(March 27) The Texas Hospital Association will provide insight for Texas lawmakers at the Texas Capitol, describing the effect of opioid abuse on Texas hospitals and patients and ways the hospital industry is leading efforts to identify solutions ...

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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.