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Health Care Advocate: March 31, 2022

Table of Contents Advocacy News If you have questions or comments about the articles below, please contact Communications@tha.org. CMS Issues Approval of Texas’ Proposed Directed Payment Programs THA’s Workforce Town Hall Highlights Advocacy Partners and Strategies THA Updates COVID-19 Waiver Tracker HHSC Announces IGT Deadlines for TIPPS, RAPPS and CHIRP White House Budget Plan Proposes U.S. HHS Funding Increase, Health Care Investments…


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Health Care Advocate: March 24, 2022

Table of Contents Advocacy News If you have questions or comments about the articles below, please contact Communications@tha.org. Imminent Decision Expected From CMS on Approval of Proposed DPPs THA Hosts the 2022 Annual Conference With Workforce Focus THA Launching New Website Next Month HHSC Extends Enrollment for Year 2 DPPs to March 29 White House Urges Hardening Cyber Defenses in Response to…


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Health Care Advocate: March 17, 2022

Table of Contents THA Hosting the 2022 Annual Conference Next Week With Workforce Focus THA Launching New Website Next Month Enrollment in DPPs for State Fiscal Year 2023 Closes March 22 HHSC Opens Enrollment for QIPP Year 6 Participation Off-Site Emergency Rule Extended through July 13 Federal COVID-19 Uninsured Program to Stop Accepting Claims for Testing, Treatment Next Week SHOUT…


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Health Care Advocate: March 17, 2022

Table of Contents THA Hosting the 2022 Annual Conference Next Week With Workforce Focus THA Launching New Website Next Month Enrollment in DPPs for State Fiscal Year 2023 Closes March 22 HHSC Opens Enrollment for QIPP Year 6 Participation Off-Site Emergency Rule Extended through July 13 Federal COVID-19 Uninsured Program to Stop Accepting Claims for Testing, Treatment Next Week SHOUT…


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Health Care Advocate: March 10, 2022

Table of Contents THA Convenes Task Force on Workforce, Issues Workforce Explainer Hearing Held on State’s Motion to Enforce Order Reinstating Texas’ 1115 Waiver Texas House Speaker Issues Interim Charges, Forms New Health Care Reform Committee CMS Issues Updated Guidance to States on Medicaid Redeterminations at End of PHE Hospitals Urged to Take Survey on Ethics Committees THA Leadership Discusses…


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Health Care Advocate: March 3, 2022

Table of Contents Judge Issues TRO on Gender Affirming Treatment; U.S. HHS Issues Guidance Related to Directive THA Submits Comment Letter on Off-Site Inpatient Facilities and Bed Capacity THA Comments on Neonatal Facility Draft Rules Room Block Closing for THA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo AHA Updates Cybersecurity Advisory Regarding Potential Threat of Russian Malware HHSC Begins Scheduled Enrollment for…


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Health Care Advocate: Feb. 24, 2022 

Table of Contents AHA Issues Cybersecurity Advisory in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine THA CEO Hawkins Highlights Hospital Funding Challenges Amid Pandemic Texas Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Federal Surprise Medical Billing Rule THA Submits Comments on Hospital In-Person Visitation Requirements THA Hosts Demobilization Call With State Officials and Hospitals Leaders Register Now: THA’s Rescheduled Annual Conference to…


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Health Care Advocate: Feb. 17, 2022 

Table of Contents THA Submits Comments on HHSC Local Funds Monitoring Program THA Comments on Draft Rules Related to Maternal Facility Level of Care Designations Tomorrow: THA Hospital Capacity and Demobilization Call With State Officials Register Now: THA’s Rescheduled Annual Conference to Focus on Workforce Issues HHSC Begins Scheduled Enrollment for DPPs for State Fiscal Year 2023 HHSC Publishes Draft…


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Health Care Advocate: Feb. 10, 2022

Table of Contents THA’s New CEO Hawkins Leads Media Roundtable on Funding, COVID-19 THA Briefs Texas Congressional Staff on COVID-19, Medicaid Funding Explainer: Crisis Within a Pandemic; Withholding Hospital Funds Hurts Patients THA Hosts Multi-Association Meeting on Payment Updates Rescheduled Dates Announced for THA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo HHSC Posts Guidance on Implementation of SB 1137, Hospital Transparency Law…


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Health Care Advocate: Feb. 3, 2022

Table of Contents Tomorrow: THA Hosting COVID-19 Call With State Officials and Hospital Leaders  Rescheduled Dates Announced for THA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo THA Explainer: COVID-19 Positive Patients Strain Hospital Resources HHSC Publishes Draft Rules Related to Maternal Facility Level of Care Designations HHSC Withdraws Proposed Rules Related to Inspections and Enforcement HHSC Issues Notice on Expired Newborn Screening…


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