Finance & Budgeting

AHA Board Chair-elect Tina Freese Decker, CEO of Michigan-based Corewell Health, May 21 addressed more than 400 hospital and health system leaders and investors at the 2024 Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference in New York City.
Hospitals and health systems nationwide saw a sizable increase in delayed or missing payments in first quarter 2024, according to a report released May 10 by Strata on health care performance trends.
AHA urged leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to give favorable funding consideration in fiscal year 2025 to health care programs shown to improve access to quality health care for patients and communities. 
The RAND Corporation May 13 released its latest hospital pricing report, which focuses on prices paid for care at the hospital and service-line level. 
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released a new report showing that hospitals and health systems continue to experience significant financial pressures that challenge their ability to provide 24/7 care for the patients and communities they serve.
While recent data suggest that some hospital and health system finances have experienced modest stabilization from historic lows in 2022, the hospital field is still far from where it needs to be to meet the demand for care, invest in new and promising technologies and interventions, and stand…
Hospitals appreciate the support and resources that Congress have provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; however, additional support is needed to keep hospitals strong so they can continue to provide care to patients and communities.
The Senate Jan. 18 passed a continuing resolution (H.R. 2872) funding four appropriations bills through March 1 and the remaining eight appropriations bills through March 8.
U.S. health care spending increased 4.1% in 2022, far slower than gross domestic product due to slower spending for hospital and clinical services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported Dec. 13 in Health Affairs.
Payment denials by Medicare Advantage plans jumped 56% for the median health system between January 2022 and June 2023, contributing to a 28% decline in median cash reserves, according to the latest analysis of data from over 1,300 hospitals and health systems by Syntellis Performance Solutions and…