News

Latest

Dec 21, 2018 by Rick Pollack
As this year winds down, on behalf of the entire AHA Board of Trustees and our staff team, I want to thank you for all you do. I also want to express our appreciation for turning to us as your trusted partner as you focus on serving your patients and communities.
Dec 20, 2018
The AHA, Federation of American Hospitals, and Association of American Medical Colleges today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a D.C. Circuit Court decision that the Department of Health and Human Services violated the Medicare Act when it changed Medicare’s reimbursement adjustment formula for disproportionate share hospitals without providing notice and opportunity to comment.
Dec 20, 2018
The House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs yesterday held a joint hearing on progress to implement the VA MISSION Act of 2018, AHA-supported legislation that will consolidate the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into a single permanent program.
Dec 20, 2018
A recent Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General audit report on 2013 inpatient rehabilitation facility stays “is a prime example” of the AHA’s ongoing concerns with OIG audit reports targeting potential Medicare overpayments to hospitals.
Dec 20, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services this week issued a statement confirming that the agency will continue administering and enforcing all aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Dec 20, 2018
About 71 percent of hospitals participated in at least one national health information network in 2017, according to a new report on electronic health information exchange by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Dec 20, 2018
In a column published yesterday in Modern Healthcare, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and Atrium Health CEO Eugene A. Woods, who served as AHA Chairman in 2017, write about the potential ramifications of a federal judge’s recent ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Dec 20, 2018
More than 182,000 Virginia adults have enrolled in coverage effective Jan. 1 under the state’s Medicaid expansion and thousands more are eligible, Gov. Ralph Northam announced yesterday.
Dec 20, 2018
The Association of American Medical Colleges today named as its next president and CEO David Skorton, M.D., who currently serves as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Dec 19, 2018
Nearly 8.5 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov during 2019 open enrollment, including more than 4.3 million last week.