Commercial Insurer Accountability

Sep 23, 2022
Forty-six days from now on Nov. 8 millions of Americans will cast their ballots and exercise their most sacred right – the right to vote.
Sep 13, 2022
America’s hospitals and health systems continue to deal with the difficult challenges of high inflation and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, hospitals are facing significant increases in costs of labor from workforce shortages, drugs, equipment and supplies (including food…
Aug 30, 2022
High inflation and labor shortages, as well as sicker patients who require complex care, and low reimbursement rates combined with continued fallout from a global pandemic have created an unsustainable financial situation for hospitals and health systems around the country. Many face a devastating…
Aug 16, 2022
Some commercial insurer policies may hurt patients, contribute to clinician burnout and drive up the cost of care, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack notes in an advertorial published today in the Wall Street Journal.
Aug 16, 2022
Hospitals and health systems recognize the importance of commercial health insurance, which millions of Americans rely on to receive coverage. Unfortunately, some commercial insurer policies may hurt patients, contribute to clinician burnout and drive up the cost of care.
Aug 15, 2022
Like individuals and families across America, hospitals and health systems are dealing with the difficult challenges of high inflation and ongoing effects of the pandemic.
Jul 29, 2022
Delaying and denying authorizations for medically necessary care. Forcing patients to try potentially ineffective treatments through step therapy, or “fail first” protocols that require patients to try and fail certain treatments before the insurer will authorize more costly treatments.
Jul 28, 2022
Today AHA released a report showing that commercial insurance costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate while many plan policies create dangerous delays in care, contribute to clinician burnout and significantly drive up administrative costs for the health care system.
Jul 28, 2022
The AHA today released a new report highlighting numerous commercial health insurer policies that compromise patient safety and raise costs.
Jul 28, 2022
The cost of commercial insurance is increasing at an unsustainable rate — squeezing individuals and families, employers, and public programs. The average family insurance premium has increased 47% over the past 11 years — faster than general inflation and more than any other part of the health care…