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.
Jul 9, 2021
Leaders at Henry Ford Health System connected clinicians with laboratory profes-sionals to make its laboratory utilization more evidence based.
Jun 1, 2021
Among the many emerging models of primary care from outside disruptors in the field, concierge medicine has been steadily gaining traction with patients. And over the past couple of years, a growing number of health systems have been partnering with One Medical, whose model has been linked to…
May 25, 2021
The mission of each and every hospital in America is to serve the health care needs of the people in its community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But, hospitals’ work is made more difficult by our fragmented health care system — a system that leaves millions of people unable to afford the…
Feb 18, 2021
Hospitals are doing their part to contain costs, as evidenced by the 1.9% increase in price growth per year on average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jan 11, 2021
At A Glance Health plans often inappropriately delay or decline coverage for medically necessary care. This can undermine the quality of care that is provided, strain the provider/patient relationship, result in bad debt for providers and unexpected bills for patients, and increase the burden on…