A recent op-ed in the online publication STAT contains “blatant factual inaccuracies” and omits critical information about hospital and health systems’ finances and input costs, writes Lisa Kidder Hrobsky, AHA’s senior vice president, federal relations, advocacy, and political affairs. 

The AHA continues to urge Congress “to provide much needed additional support to address these challenges, including reversing harmful Medicare cuts, replenishing the Provider Relief Fund, granting flexibility on accelerated and advance Medicare repayments, and extending or making permanent critical waivers that have improved patient care,” she notes. READ MORE

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