Guides/Reports

May 18, 2018
In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance setting forth the standards it will apply in granting state waivers conditioning Medicaid eligibility on compliance with work and community engagement requirements.
Apr 27, 2018
Health care pricing is complex and can be difficult to understand. This guide from the Healthcare Financial Management Association helps consumers better understand their health coverage and what questions to ask their insurer and providers to get the information they need to make health care…
Apr 2, 2018
To fully understand how physician practice and contracting arrangements and their relationships with hospitals are developed and affect care delivery, the AHA conducted a baseline survey of the nation’s hospitals and health systems to gather data on the types of relationships physicians and…
Mar 14, 2018
TrendWatch report (December 2015)
Post-acute care providers play an essential role in ensuring that patients receive the care they need to heal and have a smooth transition back to a community-based setting, typically after a discharge from a hospital. These providers face an increasingly complex regulatory and market environment…
Mar 6, 2018
Introduction America’s health care system is undergoing significant transformation, and the myriad of changes occurring will continue to evolve quickly. Many current reforms are driven by the Triple Aim, which will necessitate that hospitals and health systems move away from a volume-driven, fee-…
Mar 2, 2018
Every day, hospitals witness the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on the patients, families, and communities we serve. Prescription opioids can be a safe and necessary element of pain management for those who have experienced trauma or are suffering from cancer, sickle cell disease or…
Mar 1, 2018
In 2015 Alone, 340B Tax-exempt Hospitals Provided Over $50 Billion in Total Benefits to Their Communities
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission, regardless of their form of ownership. For example, every year, tax-exempt hospitals demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by filing a report on the benefits they provide to their community…
Mar 1, 2018
Health care services are delivered across a spectrum of providers and settings of care, including physician offices, pharmacies, labs, imaging facilities, hospitals and health centers. Providers’ ability to electronically exchange patient information and share information with patients is critical…
Mar 1, 2018
Hospitals’ and health systems’ ongoing prioritization of health information technology (IT) tools continues to expand patients’ ability to engage with their providers, access their health data, and interact with the health care system electronically. It also allows providers to more readily…