Hospital Field Realignment

Jun 19, 2018
Antitrust Enforcement in Healthcare FTC Provider-Merger Enforcement Webinar recording from June 19, 2018 with Crowell & Moring Speakers: Alexis James Gilman Mary Anne Mason Joseph M. Miller Presentation Slides Video replay
Jun 7, 2018
We previously raised concerns about the most recent “The Price Ain’t Right” study by a group of academic economists that attempted to link hospital concentration and price. We went a step further and asked the very experienced team of economists with Charles River Associates to take a…
May 23, 2018
TrendWatch Chartbook 2018 analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. These charts are from Chapter 2.
Trends Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems Chapter 2: Organizational Trends CHART TITLE FORMAT UPDATED FOR 2018 2.1 – 2.9 Chartbook 2018: FULL CHAPTER 2 PDF 05-24-18 Table 2.1 – 2.6 Chartbook 2018: Supplementary…
May 16, 2018
AHA letter to the Senate expressing support for S. 2847, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018, also known as the SMARTER Act. 
May 10, 2018
The House last night voted 230 to 185 to approve the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (H.R. 5645), AHA-supported legislation that would standardize the merger review process for the two federal antitrust agencies. “The SMARTER Act helps hospitals and health systems…
May 10, 2018
The same cohort of authors responsible for the Health Care Pricing Project’s flawed 2015 paper recently released an updated version. However, the update fails to upgrade the paper’s status as an unreliable attempt to link hospital concentration and price.    Although the paper claims to…
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…
Apr 20, 2018
Hospitals and health systems are joining together to drive high-value and high-performing health care. This is a direct response to the changing needs of communities for more convenient care, continuous financial pressures to reduce costs and the ever present drive to improve quality for patients.…
Apr 13, 2018
There are two themes playing out in both politics and health care: disruption and uncertainty, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said today during a panel on the current and future impact of federal policies on health care. “We don’t know where this is all going to end up,” he said commenting on…
Mar 29, 2018
Filed: March 29, 2018 |  People of the State of California Ex Rel. Xavier Becerra, Plaintiff, vs. Sutter Health, Defendant The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, as…