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.
Jul 1, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 29 updated its guidance regarding certain regulatory requirements for long-term care facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs
Jun 28, 2022
AHA expresses concerned about some MA plans’ inappropriate restrictions on beneficiary access to medically necessary care, including those highlighted in a recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG),
Jun 27, 2022
 Medicare-enrolled physician group practices may apply through Sept. 30 to participate in a voluntary oncology care model beginning next July for five years.
Jun 27, 2022
The AHA in a letter today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator expressed support for the agency’s proposed updates to Medicare enrollment and eligibility rules.