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The transformative changes hospitals and health systems are driving will be front and center at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting, April 7-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Through dynamic sessions that promote thought leadership and innovation, networking opportunities that allow colleagues to learn from each other, and an updated meeting format that packs policy makers, elected officials and newsmakers into a productive schedule to maximize your time, this year’s meeting epitomizes the work you all do so well — “Meeting Today’s Challenges, Creating a Healthier Tomorrow.”

Rick Pollack
President and CEO

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Apr 12, 2019 by Rick Pollack
"Medicare for All" sounds like a good idea ... but we have a better way to meet today’s challenges, create a healthier tomorrow – and advance health in America.
Apr 9, 2019
At the AHA Annual Membership Meeting today, Reps. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., former Health and Human Secretary, and Michael Burgess, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, discussed health care issues facing the new Congress, particularly reducing the high cost of prescription drugs and preventing surprise medical bills.
Apr 9, 2019
Congress must strengthen the Affordable Care Act, rein in the high price of drugs and ease the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital cuts, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said today at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting.
Apr 9, 2019
Addressing the AHA Annual Membership Meeting this morning, Rep.
Apr 9, 2019
“Medicare for All” is a “raw deal” for the American people and taxpayers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said today during a plenary session at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting.
Apr 8, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center must provide transparency, predictability and timely data to help support providers participating in value-based payment arrangements, Adam Boehler, director of the center, said today.
Apr 8, 2019
In the midst of tremendous change happening in health care, “we have the opportunity – perhaps the opportunity of a lifetime – to shape the future of our field, to create a healthier tomorrow so that our families, friends and neighbors receive the best care,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said today kicking off the AHA Annual Meeting Federal Forum plenary.
Apr 8, 2019
Addressing the AHA Annual Membership Meeting today, Eric Hargan, deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, focused on the importance of regulatory reform and innovation to advancing valued-based care.
Apr 8, 2019
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, told attendees at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting that their efforts helped families "get through real health challenges.”
Apr 8, 2019
Supporting access to care in rural communities and reining in escalating drug prices are two areas that have bipartisan support and could see legislative action in a divided government, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels said today in a conversation with Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor and Washington bureau chief.