Medicare

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.
Dec 7, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission this week discussed several draft recommendations for Congress, which the panel could vote on in January.
Nov 1, 2018
A federal court today ruled in favor of the AHA and its member hospital plaintiffs, and reinstated a mandamus order establishing annual deadline-based targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level.
Oct 24, 2018
AHA and member hospitals yesterday told a federal court that court-ordered targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level remain crucial for ensuring a maintenance of effort by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 25, 2018
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office, according to a study released today and prepared for the AHA.
Sep 16, 2021
In a new blog, Kurt Hoppe, M.D., faculty member of the Mayo Clinic and member of the AHA’s Post-acute Steering Committee, explains the importance of post-acute care providers in the nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery, as well as the newest updates to the post-acute care payment model plan — of…
Sep 14, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed repealing a final rule codifying how it defines “reasonable and necessary” coverage for items and services furnished under Medicare Parts A and B, which is scheduled to take effect Dec. 15.
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…