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Change Healthcare Breach is a Sobering Wakeup Call on Cybersecurity

Change Healthcare Breach is a Sobering Wakeup Call on Cybersecurity

John HawkinsMar 21, 20244 min read
It seems that every month, the threat becomes greater and greater for hospitals across the country: the possibility that bad actors can disrupt the hospital’s operations – or effectively bring them to a halt – without the offenders leaving their couch.
A Barrier Finally Torn Down: Extended Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

A Barrier Finally Torn Down: Extended Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

John HawkinsFeb 21, 20243 min read
Last month, our hospitals finally realized a major legislative goal when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas’ state plan amendment to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for mothers to one year.
Our New Year’s Resolution: Set the Record Straight for Hospitals

Our New Year’s Resolution: Set the Record Straight for Hospitals

John HawkinsJan 23, 20243 min read
New Year’s resolutions are all about taking a step forward – improving yourself or something about the world around you, whether striving for big changes or more modest ones. Here at the Texas Hospital Association, our New Year’s resolution is an ambitious one: set the record straight and make sure the contentious year our hospitals faced in 2023 won’t be…
Hospitals Squelch Looming Trouble in COVID, Immigration Bills

Hospitals Squelch Looming Trouble in COVID, Immigration Bills

John HawkinsDec 19, 20234 min read
Like most people, we were hoping it was all over. But once again, we rose to make our case – and protected Texas hospitals and health care. Months after the 88th regular session of the Texas Legislature ended – successfully for health care on many fronts, thanks to fierce THA advocacy – Gov. Greg Abbott called for the third extra…
Texas Hospitals Going Above and Beyond on Charity, Indigent Care

Texas Hospitals Going Above and Beyond on Charity, Indigent Care

John HawkinsNov 28, 20235 min read
Everyone needs and deserves medical care. Texas hospitals understand that as well as anyone. And in a state with the country’s highest uninsured rate, where charity care and indigent care are a fact of life – from the Panhandle to Port Isabel, from El Paso to Houston – our hospitals fulfill that need.