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.
Apr 25, 2022
In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and…
Apr 24, 2022
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.
Mar 29, 2022
Hospitals’ and health systems’ median operating margins declined by 11.8% in February and 26.7% year over year, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall based on data from more than 900 hospitals.  
Mar 22, 2022
The AHA today announced it is providing early financing for investment funds run by leaders focused on improving health care access, quality and affordability.
Mar 17, 2022
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is now implementing what we believe is a truly neighborhood-driven and co-designed community investment initiative in Columbus, Ohio.
Oct 21, 2021
A recent AHA survey of hospitals and health systems found that 89% of respondents experienced an increase in payment denials over the past three years, and 51% reported experiencing a “significant” increase in denials.
Sep 9, 2021
The House Ways and Means Committee today started its budget reconciliation markup of the Build Back Better Act, which will consider a number of health care provisions, including workforce issues; extending the expanded Affordable Care Act Marketplace premium tax credits from this year’s COVID-19…
Jul 15, 2021
The House Appropriations Committee voted 33-25 to approve legislation that would provide $253.8 billion in funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2022, a 28% increase over the prior fiscal year.