AHA Amicus Brief in Opposition to Consolidation

Filed: March 29, 2018 |  People of the State of California Ex Rel. Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff, vs. Sutter Health, Defendant


The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, as well as 43,000 individual members. Hospitals and health systems operate in a highly regulated health care market that is continually evolving. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 accelerated structural changes that have produced an unprecedented realignment in the provision of health care. Hospitals and physicians are in the midst of a shift from the traditional fee-for-service payment system to new and innovative reimbursement models that reward providers for improving patient outcomes and controlling the total cost of care provided. To succeed in this new era, health systems and payers alike must experiment and each must be free to use lessons it learns in one place to advance how it restructures care in another.

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