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.
May 20, 2022
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to deliver high-quality health care services to all patients in their communities.
May 13, 2022
After two years on the frontlines in the battle against this pandemic, hospitals and health systems have seen a dramatic rise in costs of labor, drugs, supplies and equipment.
May 13, 2022
Yesterday, our country surpassed a grim and somber milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths in the U.S..
May 2, 2022
On Thursday, May 5, we expect the RAND Corporation to release the fourth version of its National Hospital Price Transparency Study, an employer-led initiative intended to measure and report publicly the prices paid for care at the hospital and service-line level. The AHA is taking a number of steps…
Apr 25, 2022
WASHINGTON (April 25, 2022) — The American Hospital Association today released a
Apr 25, 2022
The American Hospital Association today released a new report that examines the tremendous growth in a variety of input costs for hospitals and health systems, including expenses for workforce, drugs, supplies and equipment, as well as the impact of skyrocketing economy-wide inflation.