AHA Stat Blog

Latest

Feb 22, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The U.S. health care system is facing a prescription drug spending crisis fueled by staggering increases in recent years in the price of drugs.
Feb 16, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Every day, Olympic-sized talent, dedication and drive are on display at hospitals and health systems across America.
Feb 14, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The hearing today by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the impact of health care consolidation presented a one-sided perspective on the benefits of hospital mergers.
Feb 9, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Together, we made a real difference for our patients and our communities.
Feb 9, 2018 by Melinda Hatton
A pair of seemingly disconnected directives issued in January to Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys handling civil False Claims Act (FCA) cases could mark a significant shift in the type and num
Feb 9, 2018 by Tom Nickels
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine asserts that the 340B program drives hospital/physician consolidation while not expanding care to low-income populations or improving
Feb 8, 2018 by Melinda Hatton
Axios’ recent article on hospital audits conducted by CMS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is misleading and only tells one side of the story by leaving out key information that readers deserve
Feb 5, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Like many of you, Carilion serves a diverse population, including many in rural communities.
Feb 5, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The 340B Drug Savings Program provides eligible providers, many of which are hospitals, with resources to maintain vital services in their communities and to provide additional services to their patients. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine alleges that the 340B program does not expand access to care to low-income populations or improve their mortality rates, while driving hospital/physician consolidation.
Feb 2, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Legislators need to be reminded that our patients and communities are depending on us more than ever before.