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May 21, 2019 by Tom Nickels
It is simply not true that hospital operating margins have been growing. Numerous studies and reports have been consistent that operating margins have decreased in recent years, as Medicare and Medicaid underpayments have continued to grow. Medicare payment-to-cost ratios have decreased in recent years, as well.
May 20, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
During Mental Health Month, let’s all remember that caring for the whole person improves health and saves lives.
May 17, 2019 by Aaron Wesolowski
Last week, researchers at RAND released a study that made broad claims about the prices that private insurers pay hospitals. The RAND authors relied on severely limited data and questionable assumptions to draw far-reaching conclusions about the way hospitals are paid for patient care.
May 17, 2019 by Rick Pollack
When the many vulnerable members of society need care, they often turn to their local hospital or health system.
May 15, 2019 by Ashley Thompson
Drug companies are at it again. And their latest effort to divert the focus from the huge profits they pocket as drug prices rise is just as disingenuous as all of their previous attempts.
May 15, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Earlier this week, Politico published cherry-picked metrics from the recently released Moody’s Preliminary Medians for not-for-profit and public hospitals.
May 13, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Our hospitals and health systems are exceptional because the 6.2 million women and men who deliver care within them never lose sight of the core truth: Health care is people taking care of people.
May 10, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Advancing health in America isn’t just about expanding access to care — it’s also about reaching people who need it. We all have to do our part to end human trafficking and help the victims who are suffering because of it.
May 7, 2019 by Robyn Begley
During National Nurses Week, Robyn Begley, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and CEO of AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives, talks about how from the bedside to the C-suite to the boardroom, nurses are critical partners in leading the transformation of health care across the care continuum.