Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are more likely to come from medically underserved populations and be sicker and more complex to treat than Medicare patients treated in independent physician offices and ambulatory surgical centers, according to a study by KNG…
Mar 27, 2023
New Study Reveals Hospital Outpatient Departments Treat Sicker & Lower-Income Patients Than Other Sites of Ambulatory Care
Mar 27, 2023
A new study released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) are more likely to come from medically underserved populations and be sicker and more complex to treat than Medicare patients treated in…
Mar 27, 2023
Medicare beneficiaries may receive ambulatory care services in different settings, including independent physician offices (IPOs), hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), emergency departments (EDs), and – for surgical services – ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Our findings suggest higher…
Mar 21, 2023
The AHA strongly opposes site-neutral payment cuts, which would reduce access to critical health care services, especially in rural and other underserved communities.
Aug 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
Aug 1, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 15 released its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule that would increase OPPS rates by a net 2.7% in CY 2023 compared to CY 2022.
Sep 10, 2021
As strongly advocated by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that had failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” so that the agency can review the determinations.
Jul 15, 2021
In a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare…
Jul 14, 2021
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare…
AHA Reply to Government Related to Petition for Cert at US Supreme Court Site Neutral Payment Policy (May 28, 2021)
May 28, 2021
IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL., Petitioners, v. XAVIER BECERRA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent. On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District…