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Jun 17, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
The AHA leverages the nation’s leading platforms to share the story of how hospitals and health systems are advancing health in America.
Jun 14, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Surprise billing has no place in health care and America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from this unfair practice.
Jun 11, 2019 by Duane Reynolds
In this AHA Stat blog, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity President and CEO Duane Reynolds highlights various resources, programs and efforts to help build and promote a diverse pipeline of health care leaders.
Jun 10, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Marshaling the right workforce competencies to meet your future goals is a necessity for every hospital and health system.
Jun 7, 2019 by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
Even with all the wrenches that have been thrown at it, the ACA has improved access to care, especially among those who needed it most.
Jun 5, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Last month, researchers at RAND released a study that made broad claims about the prices that private insurers pay hospitals. AHA immediately pushed back that the study relied on severely limited data and lacked the level of reliability that could make it useful to inform serious policy discussions or decisions. A new analysis from Dr. Monica Noether and Benjamin Stearns,[i] economists at Charles River Associates, concurs.
Jun 3, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Hospitals and health systems foster the development of healthy life all around them.  They are caregivers foremost – working tirelessly to advance the cause of good health for patients and communities. They are economic anchors – providing jobs and partnering with businesses to bolster the local economy. And they are researchers and bridge-builders – meeting the health needs of their surrounding communities by working closely with traditional and non-traditional partners. 
May 31, 2019 by Rick Pollack
There’s no question that hospitals and health systems face a number of challenges.
May 22, 2019 by Jay Bhatt
America’s hospitals and health systems are dedicated to doing everything possible for patients, particularly when they need emergency care and as a place for refuge during disaster.
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.