Innovation/New Models

May 15, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved a five-year agreement with Maryland to expand the state’s all-payer model from focusing on hospitals to also incentivizing other providers to address the total cost of care beginning in 2019. “Over the past five years, Maryland’s…
May 10, 2018
Connecting health systems and community-based organizations to improve outcomes OSF HealthCare uses the software platform, Iris™, to connect clinicians and CBOs to follow patients in both health care and community settings to ensure they receive the services they need to support their health…
May 10, 2018
The American Hospital Association supports H.R. 5645, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018, also known as the SMARTER Act. The SMARTER Act removes a regulatory roadblock to hospital realignment. Hospital integration and realignment is essential if the field…
May 9, 2018
The White House Office of Management and Budget yesterday proposed that Congress rescind $15.4 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The…
May 8, 2018
AHA letter to Representative Lynn Jenkins expressing support for the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act of 2018 (H.R. 5678).
May 7, 2018
Watch the video AHA today presented its Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award to Nicholas Wolter, M.D., retired CEO of Billings (MT) Clinic. The award, which was presented at the AHA’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., recognizes people or organizations that have developed or introduced an…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Health care is facing a period of unprecedented transformation as new entrants seek to disrupt the field and reduce friction for patients, providing an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to reimagine and redefine themselves for the future, AHA President and CEO Rick…
May 4, 2018
As our member hospitals and health systems continue to look for new ways to address the challenges of affordability and to promote value in the public policy debate, some members have developed several innovative approaches to providing rehabilitation services.  HealthSouth Rehabilitation…
May 2, 2018
The Medicare Independence at Home Demonstration saved $7.8 million, or an average of $89 per beneficiary, in its second performance year, according to corrected results released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The demonstration, which began in 2012 and was…
May 2, 2018
The fast-paced disruption of the Internet economy is encroaching on America’s hospitals.
In the classic path of business disruption, innovators take a complex, high-priced service and offer it with more convenience and at a lower price.