Finance & Budgeting

Mar 17, 2021
The AHA released a new fact sheet highlighting how hospitals and health systems continue to experience financial challenges more than a year into the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Feb 22, 2021
A new Kaufman Hall study is showing the extent to which hospitals’ finances continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 5, 2021
The U.S. health care system saves an estimated $122 billion annually by automating administrative transactions but could save $16.3 billion more by transitioning to fully electronic transactions, according to the latest annual CAQH Index.
Jan 11, 2021
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a compilation of perspectives on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various sectors and the outlook for 2021.
Nov 3, 2020
COVID-19 may be stifling normal operations around the country, but it isn’t stopping targeted innovation efforts with strong ROI potential to cut care delivery costs. In fact, 15 of 20 prominent health systems recently surveyed are actively pursuing commercial relationships with health tech…
Sep 18, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation posted a series of papers explaining the financial methodology for the Direct Contracting Model’s global and professional options, set to begin next April.
Sep 17, 2020
In a new AHA blog, Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president of policy research, analytics and strategy, sets the record straight about false narratives portraying hospitals and health systems as uniquely responsible for increased health care prices, and using these narratives in attempts to deny…
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 22, 2020
The financial outlook for Phoenix-based Banner Health has changed dramatically since the pandemic entered their communities and forced the shutdown of non-emergency services.
Jul 20, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, hospitals had to stop all but the most urgent non-COVID care. The result was a dramatic slowdown in volume of patients and in revenue, while expenses remained high. The result has been an unprecedented impact and an uncertain future about the ability of hospitals…