Ambulatory and Outpatient Care

May 24, 2023
AHA statement on legislative proposals that are to be considered before the Energy and Commerce Committee on May 24.
Apr 4, 2023
AHA comments on three topics that were discussed during the March 2023 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission public meeting: the hospital wage index, alignment of payment rates across ambulatory settings and Medicare Part B drug payments.
Mar 27, 2023
A new study released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) are more likely to come from medically underserved populations and be sicker and more complex to treat than Medicare patients treated in…
Feb 7, 2023
Carbon Health has pivoted to concentrate on primary and urgent care. Its recent partnership with CVS Health involves a pilot program to use Carbon Health’s primary and urgent care clinic model in some of the drugstore chain’s outlets.
Dec 13, 2022
The recently released AHA 2023 Environmental Scan provides a data and analysis snapshot of where the health care field has been and where it’s headed to help executives plot their path forward.
Sep 13, 2022
AHA comments on the CMS' hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2023.
Aug 24, 2022
The outpatient surgical care landscape is shifting. Patients want greater affordability, efficiency and convenience in the care they receive. Payers expect the same. Hospitals and health systems are responding by continuing to make significant investments in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).…
Jul 18, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 15 released its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule that would increase OPPS rates by a net 2.7% in CY 2023 compared to 2022.
Jul 12, 2022
Optimizing workforce retention, recruitment and development will be critical over the next decade as hospitals and health systems adjust to what is expected to be a changing landscape in patient volumes, higher-acuity levels, increased length of stay and preferred sites for care delivery.