Texas’ teaching hospitals support federal and state legislation to continue the Hospital at Home program. Originally authorized as a COVID-19 public health emergency waiver and extended for two years beyond the end of the PHE in the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations law, Hospital at Home allows hospitals to deliver inpatient-level care in patients’ homes. Two THOT members — University Health and Parkland Health — are among the more than 260 hospitals nationwide that operate these innovative, patient-centered programs.
Both federal and state legislation since have passed to support continuation of hospital at home programs beyond the PHE.
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