Finance & Budgeting

Jun 18, 2020
The AHA recorded this webinar on June 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers from Kaufman Hall provided a comprehensive and in-depth guide for hospitals to help them assess and manage compliance with their bond covenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AHA moderated this conversation and attendees were able…
Apr 21, 2020
Hospitals’ already thin margins plunged into the red in March as non-emergency procedures and revenues fell and expenses for staff, supplies and building capacity rose to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 patients, according to a new report by health care consultancy Kaufman Hall.
Aug 1, 2019
The Senate today voted 67-28 to pass and send to the president a two-year budget agreement (H.R. 3877) that increases discretionary funding limits and suspends the debt limit for two years, through July 31, 2021. Without congressional action, statutory caps on discretionary funding would have…
Jul 23, 2019
President Trump has reached a bipartisan compromise with congressional leadership on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal, the White House announced yesterday.
Jul 18, 2019
The Trump administration and congressional leaders are close to an agreement on overall spending levels in a two-year deal to raise the budget caps, as well as a two-year debt limit increase.
Jun 20, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee today passed the Economic Mobility Act (H.R. 3300), tax legislation that includes an AHA-supported provision to repeal a costly tax code change in how non-profit employers such as hospitals must account for transportation and parking fringe benefits for employees.
Jun 20, 2019
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 226-203 to approve a package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, which includes legislation that would provide $189.9 billion in base discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related…
May 21, 2019
It is simply not true that hospital operating margins have been growing. Numerous studies and reports have been consistent that operating margins have decreased in recent years, as Medicare and Medicaid underpayments have continued to grow. Medicare payment-to-cost ratios have decreased in recent…
Mar 11, 2019
Patients should be confident in knowing that their hospital is their lifeline to access care in their community. The cuts proposed today raise serious concerns about how hospitals and health systems can ensure they serve as the safety net for their patients.