Cost Management

Mar 5, 2021
A recent report from RAND misses the mark on solutions to the cost of health care and draws its conclusions from the same recycled and incomplete studies.
Sep 25, 2020
How RAND Corporation is endangering our high-value healthcare systems by oversimplifying the complexities of how the system works.
Sep 22, 2020
The RAND Corporation has released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study. The AHA previously highlighted our extensive concerns with the data and methodology used in the last version.
Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Feb 2, 2023
The U.S. health care system spent $60 billion conducting nine common administrative transactions in 2022, about $18 billion more than the previous year due to higher staffing costs and health care use.
Dec 19, 2022
A series in the New York Times entitled “profits over patients” has presented a flawed narrative of America’s hospitals — specifically not-for-profit health systems. The
Oct 24, 2022
As Congress begins to focus on its end of the year agenda for 2022, America’s hospitals and health systems respectfully request that you consider the following priorities.
Sep 16, 2022
In order to achieve this mission, hospitals must remain financially viable. But for many hospitals and health systems that’s becoming increasingly difficult as they manage the aftermath and aftershocks of the most significant public health crisis in a century, all of which occurs against the…
Aug 22, 2022
On this episode, I talk with Julie Yaroch, D.O., president of ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Mich. Julie and I talk about the issues that rural hospitals face, including workforce shortages, increased costs of care, and an aging population.
Aug 16, 2022
Rising costs and a shortage of health care providers make access to services challenging, especially in rural communities.