Press Releases

Feb 1, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced Bolivar General Hospital and CEO Ruby Kirby, R.N., in Bolivar, Tenn., as the 2022 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award.
Jan 10, 2023
For more than five years, the Department of Health and Human Services has unlawfully withheld vital funding from 340B hospitals that helps them provide a range of important benefits to their patients and communities. We are disappointed that the district court elected to extend this delay by…
Dec 21, 2022
CHICAGO (December 21, 2022) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today named Chris DeRienzo, M.D., senior vice president and chief physician executive. In his new role, DeRienzo will develop strategies and resources that improve health outcomes in support of the mission of the nation’s…
Dec 20, 2022
Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association December 20, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
The AHA commends CMS for taking important steps to increase oversight of Medicare Advantage plans to help ensure enrollees have equal access to medically necessary health care services that should be covered.
Dec 6, 2022
The AHA commends CMS for taking important steps to remove inappropriate barriers to patient care by streamlining the prior authorization process for some health insurance plans. Hospitals and health systems especially appreciate that CMS included Medicare Advantage plans in these requirements, as…
Dec 6, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released a new report on delays in hospitals’ ability to discharge patients to the most appropriate care setting and the negative consequences these delays are having on patients and the hospitals that care for them.
Nov 14, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released a new report showing how the unlawful actions of drug companies to limit 340B pricing with community and specialty pharmacies are having an adverse impact on access to care for patients and communities across the country.
Nov 2, 2022
A new report and infographic from the American Hospital Association (AHA) released today highlights how some commercial health insurers apply policies that can cause dangerous delays in care for patients, result in undue burden on health care providers and add billions of dollars in unnecessary…
Nov 1, 2022
While the AHA is pleased that CMS will provide hospitals and health systems with an improved update to outpatient payments next year compared to the agency’s proposal in July, the increase is still insufficient given the extraordinary cost pressures hospitals face from labor, supplies, equipment,…