Cost Management

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While Medicare has historically reimbursed hospitals below the cost of providing care to patients, new data shows that Medicare payment levels hit record lows in 2022.
In separate calls Jan. 4 with subscribers, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings both maintained a gloomy outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector in 2024.
A new white paper from the AHA details how integrating physical and behavioral health services can reduce the total cost of care, improve outcomes and improve workforce satisfaction.
Mergers and acquisitions are a vital tool to keep financially struggling hospitals open and allow hospitals and health systems to reduce costs, improve quality and better serve patients where they live, AHA told the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee May 17 in a statement submitted for a…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit temporarily restored an Affordable Care Act requirement that most health plans cover certain preventive services without cost sharing.
Two experts discuss the AHA’s recently released 2023 Costs of Caring Report, which documents the skyrocketing growth in expenses, especially the cost of labor.
America’s hospitals' and health systems' are facing a tidal wave of financial challenges, with finances stretched to their breaking point by three years of pandemic and now post-pandemic strain.
AHA this week joined 30 other organizations in voicing support for the Chronic Care Management Improvement Act, legislation that would remove the 20% cost-sharing requirement for Chronic Care Management services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.