Quality and Patient Safety
Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting is the core mission of hospitals across the country. The AHA is committed to helping members improve the quality of care they deliver every day. We do so by providing information and assistance on how to improve care and by working with federal lawmakers, regulators and research agencies to create a policy environment on which quality and safety can thrive.
Please come back to this site often to see the latest news from the field and updates on AHA policy and advocacy. Click on the tabs below to check out the full range of resources available from the many different AHA initiatives addressing improvement in quality and patient safety.
- May 3, 2016 | Slavitt: CMS committed to administrative simplification
- May 3, 2016 | White House chief of staff lauds hospitals for commitment to communities
- May 2, 2016 | Pollack: Hospitals redefining the 'H' to continuously meet patient, community needs
- May 2, 2016 | Brady calls for regulatory relief for hospitals
- Apr 29, 2016 | AHA urges CMS to suspend pain-related questions in Hospital VBP Program
- Apr 29, 2016 | CMS announces webinars, national provider call on MACRA rule
- Apr 29, 2016 | Burwell names new AHRQ director
- Apr 29, 2016 | Energy and Commerce Democrats hold forum on 'achieving health equity'
- Apr 28, 2016 | CMS opens registration for May 12 webinar on overall hospital star ratings methodology
- Apr 27, 2016 | CMS proposes key provisions of MACRA physician payment system to start in 2019
- Apr 28, 2016 | AHA urges reassessment of HCAHPS survey pain questions
- Apr 20, 2016 | CMS Delays release of Hospital Compare Overall Star Ratings
- Apr 20, 2016 | Statement on Delay of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Star Ratings
- Apr 12, 2016 | Verification of Graduate Medical Education
- Apr 11, 2016 | Three days Remain to Get Signatures on Bipartisan House Letter Urging Delay of Star Ratings Release
- Apr 05, 2016 | Bipartisan letters ask CMS to delay release of Hospital Compare Star Ratings until methodology and accuracy are improved
- Apr 05, 2016 | Health Organizations Request Delayed Release of Hospital Star Ratings on Hospital Compare Website
- Mar 31, 2016 | Bipartisan letter asks CMS to delay release of Hospital Compare Star Ratings
- Mar 29, 2016 | Preparing for the April Release of Hospital Compare Quality Star Ratings
- Mar 25, 2016 | AHA Comments on CMS's Proposed Rule on Expanding Uses of Medicare Data by Qualified Entities
The Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions is a unique guide for hospital leaders that gathers the strategies found in the main interventions for lowering the rate of avoidable readmissions and synthesizes them into one easy-to-use resource. This free, downloadable guide was developed after a collaborative meeting with leaders on the subject. It was funded and produced by the Commonwealth Fund, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association. You can download it at www.hret.org/readmissions.