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.
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.
Jun 1, 2021
A new AHA data tool lets hospitals compare their financial and operational performance anonymously with their peers based on revenue flow.
Jun 1, 2021
President Biden May 28 submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year 2022.
May 28, 2021
President Biden today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The budget primarily includes proposals from President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. The budget includes a discussion of certain health care policies, such as a public option, lowering…
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…