The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) has identified several factors contributing to an unprecedented healthcare workforce staffing crisis, and is working to address them. The THA worked with its subsidiary, the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development, to conduct a study on healthcare staffing projections through 2035. The study, which was released in October 2022, projects … Read more

The 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is less than a month away! Keep reading for a preview of some of the sessions we’ve lined up, including conversations around Medicaid’s future, behavioral health, and workforce. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in Austin next month! Eli Kirshbaum … Read more

This edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” includes the Feeding Texas CEO’s thoughts on food insecurity in the state, Texas hospitals’ response to Gov. Abbott’s ongoing push to prohibit vaccine mandates, and a story on how the recently approved Proposition 6 could blur the rules concerning visitation in assisted living facilities. Please don’t hesitate to … Read more

A recent study from PatientRightsAdvocate.org evaluated a random sample of 500 US hospitals’ compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated price transparency requirements. It found 23 Texas hospitals — every surveyed hospital in the state — to be noncompliant. The study, conducted between May 15 and July 8, 2021, assessed the hospitals’ compliance with the ACA’s … Read more