Financial Assistance

A recent Modern Healthcare article misleadingly suggests that hospitals and health systems provided less charity care between 2020 and 2023. In reality, hospitals’ overall charity care increased over the last three years.
AHA urged leaders of the House (LINK) and Senate (LINK) Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to give favorable funding consideration in fiscal year 2024 to health care programs shown to improve access to quality health care for patients and communities.  
In an op-ed piece for Fierce Healthcare this past weekend, Stacey Hughes, AHA’s executive vice president for government relations and public policy, urged Congress to step up to the plate and support hospitals amid unprecedented fiscal challenges, including escalating costs and workforce issues,…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released guidance on an optional home health services benefit for Medicaid-eligible children with medically complex conditions effective Oct. 1 under the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019.
An analysis by Ernst & Young, released today by the AHA, shows that tax-exempt hospitals and health systems provided almost nine times the value of their federal tax exemption in 2019.
States and territories can apply through April 8, 2022, for a portion of $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to help repay educational loans for primary care clinicians in exchange for service in underserved communities, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced.
The Federal Reserve Board updated its FAQs on the Main Street Lending Program to clarify its expectations for nonprofit and other facilities regarding lender underwriting.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure Act, AHA-supported legislation that would restore tax exemption for advance refunding bonds.