Paying for Health Care

Jan 13, 2023
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today voted to recommend that Congress update Medicare payment rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services by the current law amount plus 1% for 2024, and distribute an additional $2 billion to safety-net hospitals by transitioning to a safety-net…
Nov 14, 2022
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations today urged congressional leaders to waive the Statutory PAYGO sequester before yearend to prevent nearly $10 billion in estimated cuts next year to hospital providers in fee-for-service Medicare.
Sep 15, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020, our nation’s hospitals and health systems have coped with intense pressure on staff and resources. Hospitals also are facing a host of other related challenges, including workforce shortages, supply disruptions, and rising expenses. These…
Mar 28, 2022
U.S. spending on health care is projected to grow an estimated 4.2% in 2021, down from 9.7% in 2020, as spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic fell, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today.
Mar 3, 2022
Clinical documentation plays a critical role in providing, coordinating and paying for care.
Jan 11, 2022
Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers and providers use data to better understand their patients needs to improve their healthcare and reduce costs. The PRAPARE Screening Tool has been translated in…
Feb 13, 2020
An estimated 14.2% of U.S. residents said they or a family member had problems paying medical bills in 2018, down from 19.7% in 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 19, 2019
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association June 19, 2019 The AHA applauds Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the Senate HELP Committee for their continued commitment to protecting patients. The Lower Health Care Costs Act includes critical provisions to hold…
May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) May 23 released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation focused on reducing health care costs.