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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.
Dec 6, 2017
A coalition of 35 national organizations, including the AHA, today urged House and Senate leaders to “protect in full” the current federal income tax treatment of private activity bonds, as envisioned by the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Our support of all tax-exempt bonds is…
Dec 6, 2017
Groups' letter to House and Senate leaders expressing deep concerns about the proposed federal income tax treatment of private activity bonds (PABs) and advance refunding bonds that are contained in the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Dec 4, 2017
The Senate voted 51-49 early Saturday to approve tax reform legislation, which includes provisions that would repeal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act mandate that most individuals have health insurance, eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through advance…
Dec 2, 2017
We are pleased that the Senate bill did not eliminate the tax-exemption for private-activity bonds for not-for-profit hospitals, protecting hospitals' and health systems' access to this vital source of low-cost capital.
Press Release Statement on Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017   Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association December 2, 2017   We are pleased that the Senate bill did not eliminate the tax-exemption for private-activity bonds for not-for-profit hospitals, protecting…
Nov 29, 2017
Twenty-one House Republicans yesterday sent a letter spearheaded by Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) to House and Senate leadership urging them to preserve the tax-exempt status of private-activity bonds and advance refundings of outstanding tax-exempt bonds in any tax reform legislation. “Private…
Nov 28, 2017
The Senate Budget Committee today voted 12-11 along party lines to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, a bill to reform the tax code, which includes a provision to repeal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that most individuals have health insurance. The AHA, America's…
Nov 17, 2017
The Senate Finance Committee last night voted 14-12 along party lines to approve the chairman’s mark of legislation to reform the tax code, which includes a provision to repeal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most individuals have health insurance. The AHA, America’s Health…
Nov 16, 2017
The House of Representatives today voted 227-205 to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the bill would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private-activity bonds and advance refunding…