Sep 26, 2023
The AHA Sept. 27 will launch a new TV ad urging Congress to protect patient access to care by rejecting billions of dollars in reductions to hospital care.
Sep 26, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a new TV ad urging Congress to protect patient access to care by rejecting billions of dollars in reductions to hospital care. So-called site neutral policies could cause more hospitals to shut their doors, especially impacting patients from…
Sep 22, 2023
As we’ve seen from recent media reports, Congress — and especially the House right now — continues to struggle to put together a plan to keep the government funded and avoid a potential shutdown that few want to see.
Sep 21, 2023
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today voted 14-7 to advance as amended to the full Senate the Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act (S. 2840), legislation that would cut hospitals and health systems to fund community health centers and health care…
Sep 20, 2023
A number of legislative proposals being considered by Congress would impose billions of dollars in additional Medicare payment cuts for services provided by hospital outpatient departments and reduce patient access to vital health care services, AHA Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes said today…
Sep 14, 2023
AHA today voiced support for a provision in the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378) that would suspend for two years the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital reductions scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, but urged House leaders to reject another provision that would permanently…
Sep 11, 2023
Hospitals and their associated facilities provide access to critical services that are not otherwise always available in the community and they treat patients with very severe conditions. Payment proposals that attempt to treat hospital outpatient departments the same as independent physician…
Sep 8, 2023
With only 11 days that the House and Senate are in session together before the fiscal year concludes, much of the attention in Washington is on how Congress will fund the government and whether there will be a government shutdown.
Sep 6, 2023
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education & Workforce Committees have released a summary of draft legislation the committees could introduce as soon as this week.
Sep 5, 2023
Congress is considering several bills that would impose additional site-neutral payment reductions for services provided in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). A description of these bills, AHA’s take on the proposals and the potential impact these proposals would have on Medicare…