Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.


Mar 24, 2023
We must not attempt to solve our nation’s budget problems on the backs of health care providers and patients. After years of a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic where hospitals and health systems treated more than 6 million COVID-19 patients while simultaneously dealing with near historic inflation, rising expenses for drugs, supplies, and labor, and incredible workforce pressures, now is not the time to cut Medicare funding for physician training and support to those caring for our sickest patients.
Mar 20, 2023
Hospital and pharmacist advocates for safety-net health care and affordable prescription drugs are united in their firm opposition to a misguided effort by the drug industry and some community health centers that would restrict access to the 340B drug pricing program.
Mar 9, 2023
The AHA will continue to fight to protect the 340B program and the patients it benefits against unfounded attacks by big drug companies.
Feb 23, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Joseph R. Impicciche, chief executive officer of Ascension, to fill a vacancy on its Board of Trustees for a term effective immediately and ending Dec. 31, 2024.
Feb 9, 2023
Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement (PSA) featuring their leaders urging the public to make sure they are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated bivalent booster dose when eligible.
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 remanding this case back to the department to determine the appropriate remedy.
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.
Dec 20, 2022
This legislation will deliver critical support and resources so we can better care for our patients and create healthier communities.
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 the AHA has urged.
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 costs to the health care system.
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, drugs and other expenses.
Oct 20, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that the organization received $1.5 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts through September 2023. The AHA will work directly with the Children’s Hospital Association on pediatric vaccination as part of the year three grant.
Oct 3, 2022
The AHA is proud to contribute to the work of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience as we continue to develop resources to protect and optimize the well-being of current health care workers and future generations of clinicians. 
Sep 28, 2022
The AHA appreciates Judge Contreras’ ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services must immediately stop unlawful reimbursement cuts for 2022 for hospitals participating in the 340B drug pricing program. Halting these cuts will help 340B hospitals provide comprehensive health services to their patients and communities.
Sep 22, 2022
The American Hospital Association and American Medical Association will file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed today by the Texas Medical Association challenging the federal government’s August final rule governing the No Surprises Act’s independent dispute resolution process, the groups announced today.
Sep 15, 2022
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows that hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs and equipment, as well as for the workforce.