AHA statement on 2022 OPPS and PFS final rules from Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes.
Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.
New Report: Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions can Help Hospitals and Health Systems Maintain Patient Access to CareOct 12, 2021
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows a range of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions can be an important tool for keeping financially struggling hospitals open and preserving access to care, among other key benefits.
Sep 30, 2021
The No Surprises Act was an important step forward in protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Hospitals and health systems strongly support these protections and the balanced approach Congress chose to resolve disputes.
Sep 29, 2021
We applaud the recent actions of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing access to a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for nurses, physicians and others working in health care settings. We support every effort to protect the health and safety of those who are at higher risk for infection due to potential occupational exposure.
Sep 24, 2021
The FDA and CDC’s recent booster shot policy decisions are important steps toward ending COVID-19. The FDA and CDC’s review further confirms the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, and underscores why hospitals and health systems have worked so hard to vaccinate their staff and communities.
New Report: Costs of Caring for Sicker Patients to Drive Continued Hospital and Health System Losses Throughout 2021Sep 21, 2021
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows that higher expenses for labor, drugs and supplies as well as patients putting off care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will continue to negatively impact the financial health of hospitals and health systems throughout 2021.
Sep 16, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that the organization received $1 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts through September 2022.
Sep 15, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that it will honor five programs with the AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health.
Sep 10, 2021
The Provider Relief Fund has been a lifeline to America’s hospitals, health systems and caregivers, helping us keep our doors open during COVID-19 so we can continue providing essential services and care to patients and communities. That’s why Congress designated these funds to providers on the front lines of this battle.
Sep 9, 2021
Sep 9, 2021
All hospitals regardless of ownership type provide a comprehensive range of benefits and essential services to their communities. New analysis prepared and released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that tax-exempt hospitals provided more than $105 billion in total benefits to their communities in 2018 alone, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available.
Aug 23, 2021
The full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the result of many months of work, robust data evaluation, and a thorough, comprehensive review process that has already protected more than one hundred million Americans from severe COVID-19 complications – is a major step forward in the worldwide effort to end this pandemic.
Aug 12, 2021
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, together with Tork, have announced the recipients of the 2021 Environmental Services (EVS) Department of the Year Award.
Aug 6, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Lisa Kidder Hrobsky has been promoted to senior vice president, legislative and political affairs.
Aug 5, 2021
The American Hospital Association has elected six new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances.
Aug 2, 2021
AHA statement on FY 2022 final IPPS rule from Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes.
Jul 28, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has elected John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta, as its Chair-elect Designate.
Jul 27, 2021
The health, safety and well-being of health care personnel – and the patients and communities they serve – is the highest priority for America’s hospitals and health systems.
Jul 26, 2021
The American Hospital Association announced that Yale New Haven Health, headquartered in New Haven, Conn., has been named the 2021 recipient of the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize. Yuma Regional Medical Center, based in Yuma, Ariz., and Memorial Healthcare System, headquartered in Hollywood, Fla., will be honored as finalists.
Jul 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees today adopted a policy statement on the vaccination of health care workers. The statement supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how these policies are implemented.