Physician Self-Referral Law/Stark law

Jan 26, 2018
AHA response to HHS' request for information regarding barriers to choice and competition and proposed solutions to facilitate the development and operation of a health care system that provides high-quality care at affordable prices for the American people.
Jan 18, 2018
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack yesterday hosted Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on a special AHA Town Hall webcast focused on the current regulatory landscape and efforts that the agency is considering that could provide regulatory relief to hospitals and…
Jun 2, 2017
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals yesterday expressed strong opposition to the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (S. 1133), and any other legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals. The bill was introduced last…
Jun 1, 2017
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals express strong opposition to S. 1133, the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017.
Mar 2, 2017
Hospitals, physicians and other health care providers and professionals are facing significant changes in how they practice and are reimbursed for the care they provide. Instead of payment based on volume (the number of services provided), payment is increasingly tied to value. Public and private payers are using financial incentives to drive behavior to achieve quality outcomes, clinical efficiencies and cost savings – the goals of value-based models. At the same time, the legal framework controlling how, if at all, hospitals and physicians can share the risks and rewards in achieving the…
Feb 24, 2017
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals today expressed strong opposition to the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (H.R. 1156), and any other legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals. “For more than 15 years,…