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Health Care Advocate: Aug. 4, 2022

Table of Contents State Receives Approval for 2023 Directed Payment Programs Price Transparency: THA Submits Comments to HHSC THA Seeks Member Feedback on MA Adjustments Monkeypox: New Lab Material Announced, Emergency Declared CMS Retracts Harmful Medicare DSH Proposal, Updates Payment Rates in Final Medicare Rule TMHP Retracts Payment Holds Announcement for SB 809 / Rider 143 Noncompliance HHSC Reissues Emergency…


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Health Care Advocate: July 28, 2022

Table of Contents THA Issues Legal Guidance on Abortion Laws Upcoming Hearing to Focus on Texas Health Care Aug. 4 Deadline: $38 Million in State Funds Available for Rural Hospital COVID-19 Relief Telling the Hospital Story: National Call for Texas Examples HRSA Announces $15 Million for Nursing Workforce Expansions Drought Conditions May Impact Health Facilities Verify Medicaid Standard Dollar Amount…


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Health Care Advocate: July 21, 2022

Table of Contents Hospitals Urged to Submit Comments on Price Transparency Rules THA Opinion Piece Underscores Hospital Finance Challenges HHSC Announces DSH 2020 Redistribution Payment and IGT Call; Hospital Action Required THA Issues Joint Statement on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Issue DSHS Issues Provider Notice on COVID-19 Therapeutics Verify Medicaid SDA Add-on Payment Information by Aug. 10 Hospitals Urged to…


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Health Care Advocate: July 14, 2022

Table of Contents THA Letter Lays Out Hospital Finance Challenges Aug. 1 Deadline: Continue Submitting Monthly Reports of COVID-19 Federal Funds and Expenditures to HHSC CDC Issues Health Alert Regarding PeV Emergency Rule for Hospital Off-Site Facilities in Response to COVID-19 Expired July 12 Deadline Extended: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee Applications Due July 1 As PHE Continues, Providers Prepare for…


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Health Care Advocate: July 7, 2022

Table of Contents Texas Supreme Court Blocks Injunction in Abortion Case $38 Million in State Funds Available for Rural Hospital COVID-19 Relief Behavioral Health Hospitals Added to SB 809 Reporting Requirements New Cybersecurity Advisory Highlights Maui Ransomware HRSA Delays HPSA Designation Withdrawals Upcoming Hearing to Focus on State Use of Federal COVID-19 Funds State Issues COVID-19 Therapeutics Reminder July 10…


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Health Care Advocate: June 30, 2022

Table of Contents THA Issues Alert on U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Decision Senate Health Committee Addresses COVID-19 Response THA Submits Letter Outlining Medicare Advantage Concerns State Announces Further Monkeypox Spread in Texas July 1 Deadline: Continue Submitting Monthly Reports of COVID-19 Federal Funds and Expenditures to HHSC Federal Public Comment Opens for Texas Medicaid Postpartum Coverage Extension LPPF Reporting Due…


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Health Care Advocate: June 23, 2022

Table of Contents THA Submits Joint Letter on Sequestration Cuts THA Submits Comments on CMS Medicare Inpatient Payment Rule Upcoming Hearing to Focus on Public Health Reporting and Pandemic Response CHIRP, TIPPS, RAPPS Payments to Hospitals Underway Statewide July 1 Deadline: Continue Submitting Monthly Reports of COVID-19 Federal Funds and Expenditures to HHSC Federal Public Comment Opens for Texas Medicaid…


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Health Care Advocate: June 16, 2022

Table of Contents New U.S. Monkeypox Alert Issued as Cases Continue THA Testifies at Senate Finance Committee Hearing U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on 340B Reimbursements Continue Submitting Monthly Reports of COVID-19 Federal Funds and Expenditures to HHSC; Next Deadline July 1 Upcoming Hearing to Focus on Public Health Reporting and Pandemic Response New Checklist Available for Pediatric Considerations in…


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Health Care Advocate: June 9, 2022

Table of Contents Texas HHSC and CMS Agree to Increase Size of Uncompensated Care Pool DSHS Extends 2021 Community Benefits Survey Deadline to July 8 Pre-Order COVID-19 Vaccine for Pediatric Patients 6 Months – 5 Years THA Comments on 1115 Waiver Priorities for State Fiscal Year 2023 HHSC Extends Emergency Rule on Participating in CMS’ Hospital Care at Home Program…


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Health Care Advocate: June 2, 2022

Table of Contents Deadline Extension: Take the 2022 Hospital Nurse Staffing Survey by June 24 Reminder: Off-Site Emergency Rule to Expire July 12 Hospitals Invited to Attend Workplace Violence Presentations CHIRP, TIPPS, RAPPS Payments to Hospitals Underway Statewide Texas HHSC Issues Revised CHIRP IGT Notification for First Half of Year 2 THA Seeking Nominations for Leadership Positions COVID-19 Data Reporting…


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