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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: The 340B Drug Pricing Program

Mar 29, 2023
Learn what the HHS 340B Drug Pricing Program is and what 340B hospitals are. The program allows 340B hospitals to stretch limited federal resources to reduce the price of outpatient pharmaceuticals for patients by providing 340B drug pricing discounts and expand health services to the patients and communities they serve.
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Fact Sheet: Medicare Hospital Outpatient Site-Neutral Payment Policies

Mar 21, 2023
The AHA strongly opposes site-neutral payment cuts, which would reduce access to critical health care services, especially in rural and other underserved communities.
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Fact Sheet: Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions Can Expand and Preserve Access to Care

Mar 16, 2023
The Issue One of the most important tools that hospitals can use to increase access an
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Rural Health Services

Oct 23, 2017
Some 57 million rural Americans depend on their hospital as an important source of care as well as a critical component of their area's economic and social fabric. Location, size, workforce, payment and access to capital challenge small or rural hospitals and the communities they serve. Collaborating with state and regional hospital associations and with advice from its member council, the Section tracks the issues, develops policies and identifies solutions to our most pressing problems.
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Fact Sheet: Physician Self-referral to Physician-owned Hospitals

Feb 27, 2023
Some members of Congress continue to propose weakening Medicare’s prohibition on physician self-referral to new physician-owned hospitals and loosening restrictions on the growth of grandfathered hospitals. The Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2023 (H.R. 977/S.470), would allow problematic physician-owned hospitals to open and permit unfettered growth in existing physician-owned hospitals.

FDA authorizes updated Pfizer COVID-19 booster for certain children under 5; updates J&J vaccine fact sheets

Mar 15, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday amended its emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 vaccine to allow children aged 6 months through 4 to receive a single booster dose at least two months after completing three Pfizer monovalent vaccine doses.

Rural Health Update Newsletters

Mar 2, 2018
The Section for Small or Rural Hospitals provides its members two electronic newsletters, the Small or Rural Update and the CAH Upda
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Fact Sheet: Hospital Price Transparency

Feb 24, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are committed to empowering patients with all the information they need to live their healthiest lives. This includes ensuring they have access to accurate price information when seeking care. Most hospitals use cost estimate tools to provide patient-specific price information because every course of care is unique.
Case Studies

Small Rural Hospital Helps Build ‘Bridge’ to Addiction Services with New Mobile Clinic

Mar 9, 2023
Fueled by $1M HRSA grant, Baystate Franklin Medical Center works to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.

Rural Education

Nov 20, 2019
The American Hospital Association has a wealth of media and educational resources available to rural hospitals and health systems. Here you will find the latest podcasts, webinars, toolkits, and more.