Data & Insights

Jun 4, 2018
Chapter 5: Workforce TrendWatch Chartbook 2018 analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. These charts are from Chapter 5. CHART TITLE FORMAT UPDATED for 2018 5.1 – 5.13 Chartbook 2018:…
May 16, 2018
AHA has created a VBP calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the VBP program on their organizations. The calculator is designed so that you enter your hospital's CMS Certification Number; the calculator will then estimate your net VBP gain or loss. The FY 2019 Proposed Rule…
May 16, 2018
AHA has created a readmissions penalty calculator for hospital leaders to assess the impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on their organizations. The calculator is designed so that you enter your hospital's CMS Certification Number; the calculator will then estimate your…
May 16, 2018
AHA has created a Medicare operating DSH calculator for hospital leaders to estimate hospitals’ operating DSH payments – both the empirical portion as well as the uncompensated care payment amounts. The calculator is designed so that you enter your hospital's CMS Certification Number; the…
Jan 3, 2018
This fact sheet provides the definition of underpayment and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis for Medicare and Medicaid.
Underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid to U.S. hospitals was $68.8 billion in 2016. Medicare reimbursed 87 cents and Medicaid reimbursed 88 cents for every dollar hospitals spent caring for these patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of underpayment and technical information on how this…
Jan 3, 2018
Fact sheet on the level of uncompensated care - care provided for which no payment is received - delivered in U.S. hospitals. The data used to generate these numbers come from the AHA's Annual Survey of Hospitals.
In 2016, community hospitals have provided more than $38.3 billion in uncompensated care to their patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of uncompensated care and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis.
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Hospitals and Systems

Dec 17, 2017
Wondering how many hospitals operate in the U.S.? You are in the right place.
This page includes longitudinal data about the number of hospitals and hospital beds. Other data resources include the number of hospitals that are part of a health system and additional services hospitals offer in their communities. Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals
Nov 17, 2017
AHA Data represents information that is directly provided by more than 6,300 hospitals and 400 health care systems. Our data warehouse covers an array of data points, including demographics, operations, service line, staffing, c-suite information, expenses, physician organization structures, beds, utilization and more. Historical data sets are available for many of these tools.
Data Analysis and Research AHA Annual Survey Database™: A comprehensive census providing access to an unparalleled resource for hospital market research and health care field analysis. AHA Guide®: A comprehensive directory of hospital profiles including physician arrangements, hospital…
Nov 17, 2017
Health care makes up approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy and impacts everyone directly as we all have health care needs. The AHA provides insight into key health care trends. Hospitals, physicians, nurses, payers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and others…