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Texas Hospital Association Honors State Representative John Zerwas

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy

(Nov. 5) The Texas Hospital Association today honored State Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems ...

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Texas Hospitals Continue Huge Improvements in Reducing Infections

(Oct. 18) Texas hospitals saw significant decreases in the number of hospital-associated infections, outperforming national trends across all categories, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Texas Hospital Association Partners With Clarify Health Solutions To Elevate Hospitals’ Quality Improvement Work

Addition of Clarify Health to THA’s Data Program Provides Texas Hospitals a Full Suite of Analytics Tools

(Sept. 18) The Texas Hospital Association today announced its partnership with Clarify Health, a leader in real-time patient care analytics. The partnership will give Texas hospitals meaningful, actionable insights and guide paths to improve the quality of care provided ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors State Senator Kelly Hancock

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy

(Sept. 11) The Texas Hospital Association honored State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems ...

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    THA developed an educational series on hospital finance to help Texas hospitals better understand and advocate for a fair and equitable system of hospital financing.
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    Texas hospitals play a privileged role in end-of-life care, and they are coming together to thoughtfully implement challenging end-of-life legislation while protecting patient autonomy.
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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.