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From the Texas Hospital Association

Feb. 13 Rep. Four Price Files Parity Bill to Improve Access to Mental Health Services
Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) today filed House Bill 10 to give the Texas Department of Insurance broader authority to enforce existing federal law governing parity requirements for the treatment of physical and mental health conditions …   Read more
Feb. 3 THA Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee’s Workgroup on Healthcare Costs
Testifying today before the Senate Finance Committee’s Workgroup on Healthcare Costs, chaired by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy at the Texas Hospital Association, described the financing environment in which hospitals operate and initiatives they are investing in to reduce costs and improve the quality of care delivered …   Read more
Feb. 1 Asprec Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board
Erin S. Asprec, FACHE, senior vice president & regional president- south, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, has been re-elected to a second three-year term on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees …   Read more
Feb. 1 Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board
Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., president/CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees …   Read more
Jan. 30 Texas Health and Human Services Commission Requests Continued 1115 Waiver Funding
Texas Hospitals Support the Request
The Texas Hospital Association supports the request submitted last week by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the state’s effective Medicaid 1115 waiver through Sept. 30, 2019 …   Read more
Jan. 26 Crane Memorial Hospital CEO Dianne Yeager Receives 2016 THA Pioneer Award
Prestigious Texas Hospital Association Award Recognizes Yeager’s Innovative Leadership
The Texas Hospital Association today named Crane Memorial Hospital CEO Dianne Yeager, RN, the recipient of the 2016 THA Pioneer Award. Yeager will accept the award at the closing luncheon of the THA Annual Conference & Expo Jan. 27, in Austin …   Read more
Jan. 26 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Carrollton Takes Home the 2016 THA Bill Aston Award for Quality
Prestigious Award Recognizes Hospital’s Success in Improving the Delivery of Pain Management in the Emergency Department
The Texas Hospital Association today named Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Carrollton the recipient of the 2016 THA Bill Aston Award for Quality for its highly successful program, “Improving Delivery of Pain Medication for Long Bone Fractures in the Emergency Department.” …   Read more
Jan. 26 Seton Healthcare Family Austin to Receive 2016 THA Excellence in Community Service Award
Prestigious Texas Hospital Association Award Recognizes Seton for Raising the Bar on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
The Texas Hospital Association today named Seton Healthcare Family in Austin the recipient of its 2016 THA Excellence in Community Service Award. The award will be presented at the closing luncheon of the THA Annual Conference & Expo Jan. 27, in Austin …   Read more
Jan. 26 Longtime Houston Methodist CEO Larry Mathis Tapped for 2016 THA Legends Award
Health Care Hall of Fame Winner is the First Recipient of New THA Award
The Texas Hospital Association today named Larry Mathis, FACHE, longtime chief executive of the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, the first recipient of the THA Legends Award. The presentation will be made at the closing luncheon of the THA Annual Conference & Expo Jan. 27, in Austin …   Read more
Jan. 25 Longtime BSWH Leader Gary Brock to Receive Prestigious THA Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration
Earl M. Collier Award is the Highest Honor THA Bestows
The Texas Hospital Association today named Gary Brock, Baylor Scott & White Health executive vice president and chief integrated delivery network officer, the recipient of the 2016 THA Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration. The award will be presented at the THA Annual Conference & Expo Jan. 26 in Austin …   Read more
Dec. 14 Property Tax Impact of Reduced Hospital Funding Could Be Severe
Extending the Medicaid 1115 Waiver and Eliminating Medicaid Cuts Are Critical
New data analyses show that nearly 75 percent of Texas’ local taxing entities soon could have to increase taxes on property owners by more than 8 percent to continue vital health care services in their communities. These property tax hikes would be necessary if proposed federal funding cuts to Texas hospitals’ supplemental payments become reality …   Read more
Nov. 29 President-elect Trump Nominates HHS Secretary, CMS Administrator
Texas hospitals applaud nominees’ health policy experience
Texas hospitals look forward to working with U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) in his new role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …   Read more
Nov. 9 THA Statement on Election's Impact on Health Care
Following the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States Tuesday, the Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO …   Read more
Sept. 12 THA Testifies on Medicaid Waiver
Medicaid 1115 waiver critical for Texas hospitals, patients, communities

John Hawkins, senior vice president, government affairs at the Texas Hospital Association will testify Tuesday before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on hospital financing and the vital role the Medicaid 1115 waiver plays in increasing access to care across the state …   Read more
Sept. 2 State Study Confirms Importance of Supplemental Hospital Payments
Texas hospitals will incur more than $8.2 billion in unreimbursed health care costs in fiscal year 2017 if supplemental payments, currently distributed through the Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver, are no longer available once the waiver expires at the end of 2017, according to an independent study …   Read more

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