AHA Infographics 


Hospitals are Improving Patient Care but Readmission Penalties are Rising

This new infographic illustrates the impact of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). While hospitals and health systems continue to improve patient care, readmissions penalties continue to rise.

 

Rural Hospitals: A Community’s Anchor

Rural hospitals provide essential health care services to nearly 51 million people. Because of their size, modest assets and financial reserves, and higher percentages of Medicare patients, small and rural hospitals disproportionately rely on government payments. 

Hospitals: Coordinating Care to Serve Patients

Hospitals are working together and with physicians and other community caregivers to provide patients with convenient, high quality and affordable care.

The 340B Drug Pricing Program Basics

340b Drug Pricing Program helps hospitals keep patients and communities healthy. Congress must preserve the 340B program to protect access to care.

 

Site-neutral Payment Proposals Threaten Access to Care

Americans rely heavily on hospitals to provide care for all patients, to serve as a safety net provider for vulnerable populations, and to have the resources needed to respond to disasters. These roles are not explicitly funded; instead they are built into a hospital’s overall cost structure and supported by revenues received from providing direct patient care.

 

 

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