Statement on Proposal to Shift Medicare Reimbursements
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
America’s hospitals are committed to alternative payment systems that increase value and promote the coordination of care in a seamless manner across multiple settings. In fact, we have begun the process of redesigning delivery systems to serve patients better in this manner long before the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
We welcome continued efforts of the Administration and others to promote innovative approaches that enhance these ambitious objectives. We look forward to learning more from HHS on how these new goals will be phased in. At the same time, we encourage the Administration to fully evaluate and improve on the delivery system reforms currently in place to ensure that we are learning from the pilot and demonstration projects to best meet patient needs. Moreover, we need to phase in changes in a thoughtful manner that is tailored to the specific needs of individual communities. We look forward to learning more from HHS on the details and metrics of this program.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org.
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