Making Health Care More Affordable: Price Transparency and Eliminating ‘Surprise’ Billing

Improving affordability remains a top issue for consumers, lawmakers and the health care sector. 

Just as there are challenges to making health care more affordable, there are many opportunities to reduce costs without compromising care. Hospitals are pursuing these opportunities in variety of ways. Many are tackling the affordability issue already, seeking change that makes sense for them and the communities they serve, and working to improve, price transparency and eliminate ‘surprise’ billing.

AHA's The Value Initiative provides thought leadership on the issue of affordability to hospital and health system leaders while also serving as a forum for knowledge exchange.




Related Resources

Special Bulletin
Member
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is committed to working with policymakers to identify workable solutions that protect patients from surprise bills in…
Initiatives/Campaigns
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from “surprise bills” and support a federal legislative solution to do so. These…
Letter
Surprise bills can cause patients stress and financial burden at a time of particular vulnerability: when they are in need of medical care. Patients are at…
Case Studies
Public
Montefiore Health System uses the Collaborative Care Model to better serve patients with significant medical and mental health conditions and socioeconomic…
Issue Brief
Public
Rural hospitals are a crucial local access point for urgent medical services, primary care and prevention in their communities.
Case Studies
Public
Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE Interdisciplinary Teams Reduce Readmissions