AHA Stat Blog


Apr 28, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
We must stabilize hospitals’ finances to ensure access to patient care. We must strengthen the health care workforce.
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.