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Health Care Advocate: Sept. 29, 2022

Table of Contents State Expands Availability of Monkeypox Vaccine (JYNNEOS) AHA Backs TMA’s New Lawsuit Over Surprise-Billing Rule CDC Guidance: Masks Not Mandatory for COVID-19 Infection Control Friday: Forum to Offer Update, Q&A on Medicaid Provider Enrollment System THA to Offer Testimony on Delayed Care HHS Adjusts Internal COVID-19 Reporting Process Last Call: Nominate Texas’ Best for THA Distinguished Awards…


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Health Care Advocate: Sept. 22, 2022

Table of Contents Forum Will Offer Update on Issues With Medicaid Provider Enrollment System Report Projects Hospitals Will Lose Billions in 2022 State Briefs Providers on Monkeypox THA Fall Town Halls Begin Oct. 24 Health Authorities Sound Alarm on “Rainbow Fentanyl” Nominate Texas’ Best for THA Distinguished Awards HHSC Unveils Updated Hospital Price Transparency Form Texas Register Highlights Federal Register…


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Health Care Advocate: Sept. 15, 2022

Table of Contents THA: Hospitals Need Lawmakers’ Help THA Offers FAQ on Preauthorization “Gold Card” Wednesday: State Webinar on Monkeypox Hellerstedt Accepts THA Trustees Award THA Urges Higher Outpatient Prospective Payment Rate Draft Trauma Designation Rule Edits Published; THA Requests Review Register Now for Texas Health Law Conference FBI Warns of Increased Security Risks in Unpatched Medical Devices Texas Register…


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Health Care Advocate: Sept. 8, 2022

Table of Contents THA to Testify Next Week on Health Care Pipeline THA Board Examines Points of Focus for Next Legislative Session HOSPAC Board Lays Groundwork for 2023 Hospitals Urged to Take COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Confidence Survey Register for THA’s Quality and Behavioral Health Conference Apply Now for Mental Health Care Loan Repayment Program Texas Register Highlights Federal Register…


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Health Care Advocate: Sept. 2, 2022

Table of Contents State Provides Hospital-Specific Monkeypox Recommendations THA Urges CMS to Address Detrimental Medicare Advantage Practices CDC Committee Votes to Recommend Moderna, Pfizer Booster Updates Feds Approve Public HARP Register for THA’s Quality and Behavioral Health Conference THA Asks CMS for Flexibility in Rural Emergency Hospital Regulations Applications Open for 2023 Disproportionate Share Hospitals, Uncompensated Care Programs State Calls…


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Health Care Advocate: Aug. 25, 2022

Table of Contents THA Calls for Legislative Investments to Bolster Struggling Workforce Federal Judge Blocks HHS’ Abortion-Related EMTALA Guidance Register for THA’s Quality & Behavioral Health Conference Continue Submitting Monthly Reports of COVID-19 Federal Funds, Expenditures to HHSC; Next Deadline Sept. 1 CDC Hosting Webinars on Changing COVID-19 Data Collection Process Last Call: Fill Out THA Member Survey by Aug.…


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Health Care Advocate: Aug. 18, 2022

Table of Contents THA Updates Guidance on State’s Disputed Order on Gender-Affirming Treatment Deadline Friday: Public Hospitals Urged to Submit HARP Letters of Intent Hospital Signage Guide Updated for New Laws THA to Testify on Workforce and COVID-19 THA Comments on Certificate of Public Advantage Proposed Rule TDI Adopts Rules on “Gold Cards” for Prior Auth Exemptions Participate in THA’s…


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Health Care Advocate: Aug. 11, 2022

Table of Contents THA Advocates for Workforce-Bolstering Initiatives, Other Moves to Improve Care Access THA: Workforce Shortages Cause Grave Behavioral Health Impacts Updated COVID-19 Reporting Guidance Eases Burden on Psychiatric, Rehab Facilities THA Comments on Maternal Facility Level of Care Proposed Rule Uncompensated Care Trauma Distributions Underway, TDSHS Correcting Errors Participate in THA’s Annual Member Satisfaction Survey by Aug. 22…


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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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