Hospital Field Realignment

Feb 14, 2018
The hearing today by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the impact of health care consolidation presented a one-sided perspective on the benefits of hospital mergers. The group presenting was untethered from the realities of managing a high-quality hospital system responsive to the…
Dec 18, 2017
In an op-ed piece responding to a USA Today editorial critical of hospital mergers, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack explains how rapid changes in the larger health care field are leading hospitals and health systems to explore new ways to meet patients’ needs. “The decision by CVS to acquire…
Dec 7, 2017
Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system. Bringing the health systems together will allow the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a…
Feb 1, 2017
Infographic: Coordinating Care   
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Jan 24, 2017
This analysis prepared by economists at Charles River Associates (CRA) shows how hospital mergers can provide a framework to transform health care in the United States.
Suggestions on Framing the Benefits of Hospital Mergers Monica Noether, Ph.D. and Sean May, Ph.D. January 2017
Aug 8, 2016
The AHA today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to reject the governments formulaic and narrow test for evaluating hospital mergers in Federal Trade Commission et al. v. Advocate Health Care Network et al.
Jul 12, 2016
In the past two months, federal courts have rejected the Federal Trade Commissions attempt to stop two hospital mergers.
Jul 5, 2016
The AHA today shared with Congress and HHS a new report that examines the barriers to transforming health care delivery created by outdated fraud and abuse laws. This report recommends the enactment of comprehensive safe harbors to remove outdated barriers and replace them with measures to foster…
Jun 1, 2016
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