AHA Stat Blog


Apr 25, 2023 by Mark Howell, by Bharath Krishnamurthy, Director, Health Analytics & Policy
A new AHIP “report” suggests that hospitals are significantly marking up the costs of drugs to the detriment of patients. They make baseless claims that specialty pharmacies, many of which insurers conveniently own through their pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) affiliates, provide a lower-cost alternative for patients.
Apr 24, 2023
Tuesday, April 25 10:05 a.m. FBI Director Christopher Wray was the final speaker for this year's annual meeting, and he discussed two major threats to the health care industry:
Apr 24, 2023 by Chip Kahn, by Stacey Hughes
For decades, the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (“Stark Law”) has protected the Medicare program, its beneficiaries and communities from the inherent conflict of interest created when physicians self-refer their patients to facilities and services they own.
Apr 21, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Hospitals and health systems are facing many significant challenges, including historic workforce shortages, soaring costs of providing care, cracks in the supply chain, severe underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid, and overwhelming regulatory and administrative burdens, just to name a few. These challenges are jeopardizing access to care and services for patients and communities.
Apr 20, 2023 by Asha Rodriguez
Apr 19, 2023
Getting on a lawmaker’s calendar is a critical step for advocacy, providing an opportunity for face time with the individuals who make a difference at the federal level. Whether it’s a visit to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., or hosting a tour of your hospital, here are some key things to know, along with some important do’s and don’ts.
Apr 18, 2023 by Ogechi Emechebe , by Chris Torres
In March 2022, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) launched the Health Equity Roadmap, a national framework to advance health equity in hospi
Apr 17, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Marcos Pesquera, system vice president for community health and chief diversity officer at CHRISTUS Health, headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Apr 14, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Hospital and health system leaders from across the country next weekend will begin to arrive in Washington, D.C. for the 2023 AHA Annual Membership Meeting
Apr 11, 2023 by Melinda Hatton, AHA’s general counsel and secretary
America’s hospitals and health systems do far more than any other part of the health care field to advance health in their communities.
Apr 10, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
Hospital and health system board members make decisions that affect their health care organization as well as their communities.
Apr 7, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are facing the most significant coverage challenge since the passage of the Affordable Care Act 13 years ago.
Apr 5, 2023 by Bharath Krishnamurthy, Director, Health Analytics & Policy
Once again, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has demonstrated its willingness to put the profits of its drug company members over the needs of America’s patients.
Apr 3, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
No other part of the health care sector does more than our nation’s hospitals and health systems to support patients and communities. Our doors are always open, 24/7, and ready to serve patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Mar 31, 2023 by Helena Bonfitto, by Benjamin C. Wise
Key takeaways for rural health care organizations in managing a public health crisis. 
Mar 31, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
One year ago, we asked hospitals and health systems to participate in an important effort – AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap.
Mar 30, 2023 by Stacy Garrett-Ray, M.D. - Senior Vice President, Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
As we close out Women’s History Month, reflecting on the trailblazing women who have advanced modern medicine, and prepare for National Minority Health Month in April, we also should consider what we can do as health care professionals to create even more opportunities for women across our industry, particularly for women of color.
Mar 29, 2023 by Aaron Wesolowski - AHA Vice President of Policy, Research, Analytics and Strategy
The AHA has previously noted the third party observers who demonstrate a tenuous grasp of the data and rules regarding federal hospital transparency requirements.
Mar 27, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Bob Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, based in New Jersey. Bob and I discuss the important role of hospitals and health systems in leading medical research and innovation to transform health care and make patient care better, accessible and more efficient.