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.




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Case Studies
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Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value
Testimony
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AHA testimony before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.
Letter/Comment
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AHA provides specific feedback to the Senate Bipartisan Working Group on the Stopping the Outrageous Practice (STOP) of Surprise Bills Act of 2019 (S. 1531).
Action Alert
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Recently, a number of proposals have been introduced in Congress to address surprise medical billing.
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This chart provides an in-depth comparison of the major provisions of three bills pending before Congress.
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A quick look at the state of play on surprise billing legislation moving through Congress,.