Uncompensated Care

As millions of people are losing their Medicaid coverage as a result of the redetermination process, hospitals and health systems are seeing substantial increases in uncompensated care and facing new Medicare cuts that will exacerbate their financial challenges, according to a AHA blog post …
The Medicaid program now faces the most significant coverage challenge in more than a decade. Consequently, over the past few months, hospitals have started to see a substantial increase in uncompensated care.
All hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and type of ownership, are dedicated to caring for their patients and communities in a wide variety of ways.
Each year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) collects aggregate information on the payments and costs associated with care delivered to beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid by U.S. hospitals.
Congress is back in Washington, D.C. this week with a number of major priorities to tackle before the end of the year. Congress could act as soon as this week on some of these year-end items so it is important that you weigh in now.
A study published this month in Health Affairs on the charity care provided by tax-exempt hospitals fails to recognize that charity care is only one part of a hospital’s total community benefit, writes AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton.
The mission of all hospitals and health systems, regardless of size and type of ownership, is to care for their communities and patients. In fact, an Ernst and Young report from 2017 demonstrates that for every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals and health systems through the federal tax…
Instead of attacking hospitals and health systems caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, PhRMA should instead focus on lowering the costs of drugs for Americans, writes AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels.
America’s hospitals and health systems, and our heroic caregivers, have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 for the past year, working tirelessly to provide needed care to patients and communities.