Access & Health Coverage

Hospitals and health systems and their teams have been on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years. Hospitals and health care workers have stood strong for their communities, and they have a vital role in our society to keep communities healthy.
The AHA supports policies and legislation that enable rural hospitals to care for their communities. The Rural Advocacy Agenda outlines some key areas of focus for our 2024 advocacy agenda.
Thanks to a federal grant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is aiming to provide care for women at one of the darkest times in their lives.
The American Hospital Association has been working to educate policymakers and the public about the significant challenges facing our field. The AHA in 2024 will work with Congress, the Administration, the regulatory agencies, the courts and others to positively influence the public policy…
There’s something unique about the alignment of physicians, nurses, other health care professionals and hospital and health system leaders in serving patients: We are all in it together. We all have shared opportunities and shared challenges.
Houlton (Maine) Regional Hospital has received a level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation, the bronze standard, for delivering excellent care for older adults in its emergency department.
The kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center ED staff and providers surrounded Cindy Andrew throughout her stay.
The House of Representatives as soon as next week could consider the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378), a bill that includes site-neutral payment cuts and detrimental provisions focused on hospital price transparency, among other issues.
We appreciate the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) November meeting discussions on Medicare Advantage (MA) prior authorization and network management. As MedPAC begins its discussions on payment adequacy for the Medicare program, we outline concerns about the impact that the shifting…
The 2023 AHA Environmental Scan details data and trends that have implications for the health care field for the coming year and beyond. The Scan will help your staff, leadership and board strategize and plan for the future.