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HHSC Policy Guidance on QIPP Partnership Criteria

(March 25, 2024) — Dear CEOs and CFOs of QIPP-participating hospitals, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has issued policy guidance regarding the criteria that demonstrate an active partnership between a non-state governmental entity and a nursing facility for the purposes of the Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP). Contact: Matt Turner, PhD, senior director, quality and payment, 512/465-1056, [email protected]


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Take THECB’s Survey to Inform High School Diploma Program

(March 13, 2024) — The Texas Hospital Association is strongly encouraging chief human resource officers to take part in a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) survey on employer needs to help the board launch a new program aimed at plugging gaps in workforce development and bolstering the state’s workforce pipeline. Contact: Matt Turner, PhD, senior director, quality and payment, 512/465-1056, [email protected]


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Take Surveys on Nurse Staffing, Employer Needs

(March 12, 2024) — The Texas Hospital Association is strongly encouraging chief nursing officers (CNOs) to take part in two active studies: one from the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies on hospital nurse staffing, and one from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on employer needs. Contact: Matt Turner, PhD, senior director, quality and payment, 512/465-1056, [email protected] The…


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Take AHA’s Change Healthcare Cyberattack Survey

(March 11, 2024) — The American Hospital Association has sent out a new survey for hospitals and health systems on the impact of the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and THA is asking its members to respond as soon as possible so AHA can collect responses early this week. Contact: Jennifer Banda, J.D., senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, 512/465-1046, [email protected]


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Honor Your Hospital’s COVID-19 Heroes on March 4

(Feb. 2, 2024) — The harrowing, lifesaving work of our hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic was as vital to our state’s health and well-being as it was arduous for everyone on the front lines. Beginning this year, our state is working to see that the heroics displayed at our facilities over those roughly three years will never be forgotten. I’m…


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Download THA’s New Workplace Violence Toolkit

(Dec. 13, 2023) — Two crucial new state laws meant to prevent and address workplace violence in hospitals passed earlier this year during the regular session of the Texas Legislature. The Texas Hospital Association, in partnership with the Texas Nurses Association, has developed a new Workplace Violence Toolkit, released today, which provides particulars on the new laws and tools for…


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Help Keep Hospitals Out of Private Employer COVID Vaccine Bans

As another special session of the Texas Legislature kicks off, lawmakers are once again looking to ban COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers, just as they did earlier this year – and a key bill to enact that sweeping ban is up for a hearing today. The Texas Hospital Association needs your help to make sure hospitals can use their…


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Itemized Billing Guidance Issued by HHSC

Today, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) issued a new guidance letter to assist providers in implementing Senate Bill 490 – the new legislation effective Sept. 1 that requires health care providers to issue itemized bills. Contact: Cameron Duncan, J.D., vice president, advocacy & public policy, 512/465-1539, [email protected] De La Garza, J.D., assistant general counsel, 512/465-1003, [email protected] HHSC’s…


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Alert: THA’s 2023 Health Law Guidebook Now Available

The Texas Hospital Association’s 2023 New Health Care Laws is available now. Hospital leaders are encouraged to download the manual to stay up-to-date and comply with the new health care laws from the 2023 regular session of the Texas Legislature. Contact: Jennifer Banda, J.D., senior vice president, advocacy & public policy, 512/465-1046, [email protected] Wohleb, J.D., senior vice president/general counsel, legal…


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