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    Learn more about THA’s advocacy to withdraw the harmful Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Texas Health Care Heroes: Today’s brave Texans wear scrubs and are working day and night to protect those who have become infected with a disease that has swept across the globe and is in our backyards.

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MFAR

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The proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule would limit states' ability to draw down federal Medicaid funding, jeopardizing $11 billion annual payments for Texas hospitals. Learn more about THA’s efforts to have the rule withdrawn.

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Read the January/February 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine

Magazine

Texas Hospitals magazine
In the May/June 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, we've taken a look at the various ways Texas hospitals have strived to bring hope and healing to patients, staff and communities.

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THA Statement On Executive Order

(June 25) The Texas Hospital Association issues the following statement regarding today’s new state executive order related to the suspension of elective surgeries in certain areas and pausing the reopening of Texas ...

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Hospitals Report Substantial Capacity for COVID-19

Working Together, Hospitals Can Flex and Manage Capacity

(June 24) On a call with Gov. Greg Abbott yesterday evening, Texas hospitals reported they have the necessary capacity to continue caring for the influx of COVID-19 patients, highlighting that surge plans also are in place and can be activated as needed to serve increased patient volume ...

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THA Statement on COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Texas Hospitals Underscore Masks, Social Distancing

(June 22) With hospitalizations on the rise, Texas hospitals are underscoring Gov. Greg Abbott’s message today, encouraging everyone to follow personal precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including masking in public places and limiting gatherings as much as possible. THA issues the following statement on hospitalizations rising and on personal precautions ...

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Hospitals Recognized Nationally Amid COVID-19 Response

(May 9) As hospitals across the country prepare to celebrate National Hospital Week May 10 - 16, the Texas Hospital Association emphasizes hospitals’ important role in Texas communities and the fight against COVID-19 ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 5/6/2020 4:30:00 PM
    Access to timely behavioral health treatment is critical to a comprehensive emergency response. Now more than ever, Texas’ behavioral health hospitals need financial support to keep their doors open,...
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    • 3/26/2020 11:18:00 AM
    As the COVID-19 outbreak sweeps the globe, all Texans and all industries need to join Texas hospitals and work together to protect our most critical resource--the brave health care workers who are on ...
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    • 2/25/2020 2:09:00 PM
    With Texas’ primary election and U.S. Census upon us, Texas hospital leaders are encouraged to use THA’s resources to engage hospital staff and patients on the importance of participating.
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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.

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 Federal Policy Priorities
The Texas Hospital Association appreciates the opportunity to work with the Texas Congressional delegation to ensure hospitals across the state have the support they need to provide the highest quality of care. To achieve these goals, hospitals need financial stability and a fair regulatory environment. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 State Policy Priorities
Leading the nation in population and job growth, Texas has one of the country’s strongest economies. Yet, no other state has more residents without health insurance, and no other state has experienced more hospital closures in rural communities. Download

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule Could Upend Health Care Safety Net: The stability of Texas’ health care safety net is in jeopardy as a proposed federal rule seeks to severely limit states’ ability to draw down critical federal Medicaid payments that hospitals nationwide use to ensure access to essential care for Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured. Download

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

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.