Finance & Budgeting

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.
Mar 9, 2023
President Biden today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year 2024. The budget includes discussion of certain health care policies, such as Medicare solvency, behavioral health, prescription drugs, workforce and pandemic preparedness.
Jan 30, 2023
Last year was the worst financial year for U.S. hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as growth in expenses outpaced growth in revenues and volumes, according to the latest report on hospital finances from Kaufman Hall. 
Jan 4, 2023
U.S. hospitals and health systems continued to experience negative operating margins through November 2022, Kaufman Hall reported.
Dec 14, 2022
$70 million is available for the Affordable Connectivity Program. About 15 million of an estimated 48 million eligible households are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program is a rare opportunity for states to establish broadband…
Dec 5, 2022
Patients requiring additional care after a hospitalization — such as skilled nursing, behavioral health or therapy-at-home — face growing delays in accessing that care. Delays in discharges as patients move through the continuum of care can cause harm to patients’ health outcomes and can impact…
Dec 5, 2022
Significant workforce shortages at facilities, such as those in post-acute and behavioral health, is making it more difficult for hospitals to efficiently and appropriately discharge patients. Hospitals have to bear the costs of caring for patients for those excess days without any reimbursement.
Oct 18, 2022
Hospitals and health systems are experiencing the most difficult year financially since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the latest annual survey on health care performance trends by Kaufman Hall.
Sep 15, 2022
As labor shortages and inflation drive up expenses, U.S. hospitals and health systems this year face the worst financial crisis since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a report prepared for AHA by Kaufman Hall. 
Aug 4, 2022
Congress needs to hear the stark financial realities facing hospitals and health systems in the post-pandemic landscape. These resources can aid your conversations with lawmakers and their staffs as you impress upon them the urgent need to support hospitals amid crushing financial challenges.