Hospital Field Realignment

Dec 3, 2019
The American Hospital Association's comments on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) discussions on consolidation within the health care field as well as graduate medical education. As the Commission continues its deliberations, the AHA shares observations related to…
Jun 5, 2019
AHA’s comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission's request for comments in connection with the Commission's Certificate of Public Advantage Assessment Project and the June 18, 2019 workshop on the impact of COPAs.
Mar 19, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are transforming to create coordinated systems of care for patients. They are redesigning how they deliver care to meet patients’ needs and provide patients and communities more convenient, cost-effective and innovative services.
Mar 7, 2019
The shift to a health care system that rewards value over volume is fundamentally transforming the patient care landscape. It has prompted hospitals and health systems to rethink and redesign how they deliver care to the communities they serve, identifying ways to maximize their resources and…
Mar 7, 2019
AHA Statement Before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets
Feb 14, 2019
In this brief discussion we discuss various factors (besides differences in bargaining leverage) that are more likely explanations of the observed differences in price increases. These include differential cost increases and problems in how the authors calculated price increases for hospitals and…
Jan 14, 2019
CVS Health is rapidly incorporating Aetna into its business and will open the first in a series of concept stores in February in the Houston market to test its consumer-centric retail engagement model that can target Aetna’s members. Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health unveiled a…
Dec 14, 2018
Studies Continued A Research Report: Hospital M&A: When done well, M&A can achieve valuable outcomes: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and the Healthcare Financial Management Association
Dec 14, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission’s approach to reviewing hospital mergers “is overbroad, does not properly credit the many pro-consumer benefits of hospital transactions, and ignores key realities of the marketplace,” according to an analysis submitted to the agency for a series of FTC hearings on…