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.
Nov 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to roll out its revised claim-review demonstration for Medicare fee-for-service home health services beginning Dec. 10 in Illinois.
Sep 19, 2018
In times of distress, Americans turn to hospital emergency departments. They do so because they know that there they will find care – from simple stitches to sophisticated diagnostics to emergency surgery. And they know that, no matter what, they will not be turned away.
Jul 25, 2018
The affordability of health care services is one of the biggest concerns facing families, as well as employers and government. However, it is a challenge that hospitals and health systems are tackling head on. Hospitals are making care more affordable in four key ways.