Financial Management

Aug 29, 2023
July saw the continued worsening of hospitals’ finances, according to a new Kaufman Hall report.
Aug 25, 2023
Health care leaders are finding new ways to strengthen performance through innovative approaches, while improving care, quality and patient safety. In this conversation hear how Johns Hopkins is using innovation to ensure long-term financial stability while managing day-to-day struggles. This…
Aug 22, 2023
How to plan, execute and accelerate redesigned health care dominated discussions at the recent AHA Leadership Summit in Seattle, as hospital and health system leaders, retail care providers, innovators and entrepreneurs came together to assess what’s next for the field.
Aug 1, 2023
“Some analyses seem to suggest that anything above a zero percent margin is inherently bad, as though the operating goal of hospitals and health systems should be to incur financial losses,” write AHA’s Bharath Krishnamurthy, director of policy and health analytics, and Benjamin Finder, director of…
Aug 1, 2023
Given the historic financial pressures borne by hospitals and health systems over the last eighteen months, there is tremendous focus on organizations’ margins. Simply put, this metric tells us how an organization’s costs compare to their revenues and is one, but not the only, indicator of a…
Jul 21, 2023
A recent JAMA-published study on U.S. hospitals’ financial performance during the COVID-19 public health emergency suffers from several methodological setbacks that undermine its credibility, writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president of policy, research, analytics and strategy.
Jul 20, 2023
America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and ownership type, provided essential care to their patients and communities during the pandemic. Congress recognized the critical role hospitals play as the backbone of our health care system and swiftly took steps in the early…
Jul 6, 2023
An article in the Wall Street Journal, “Some Hospitals That Spent Big on Nurses During Pandemic Are Now Short on Cash,” continues to reaffirm that hospitals and health systems are facing myriad financial challenges that threaten access to care and services that patients and communities rely on.  
Jun 7, 2023
A recently published article in Health Affairs on hospital finances and financial assistance uses a flawed, debunked methodology to justify preconceived conclusions about how hospitals manage their finances.
Jun 7, 2023
The AHA is pushing back against a recent Health Affairs article that uses flawed, debunked methodology in an attempt to undermine hospitals through preconceived notions of how the field’s finances are managed.