This brief focuses on updating significant points concerning community health needs assessment and other aspects of community benefit discussed in the earlier briefs, as well as on identifying and exploring more recent developments and emerging issues. Specifically, this brief discusses the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) 2013 proposed rules, “Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals,” and their potential impact on nonprofit hospital needs assessment, community benefit planning, and collaborative approaches to community health improvement.
AHA's comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to modify the current regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care…
This supplemental report updates a previous analysis to reflect the revised Medicare-X Choice legislation as introduced in April, 2019.
Advancing Health Podcast
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, discusses how today’s health care providers increasingly…
The Value Initiative Members in Action: Integrated Healthcare Associates, Trinity Health – Ann Arbor, Mich.
IHA implemented a social determinants of health screening and referral program in an effort to connect with patients, and meet the requirements of the State…
Urge Your Senators, Representative to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills and Reject Rate Setting
A number of important legislative and regulatory issues are pending for hospitals and health systems.