Fact Sheets

Medicare pays most acute-care hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Some of these hospitals receive additional support from Medicare to help address potential financial challenges associated with being rural, geographically isolated and low volume.
NEW: National and State Impacts of Site-neutral Provisions in the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378
The Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act (S. 2840) includes a provision that would prevent doctors and hospitals from negotiating reasonable agreements with commercial health insurance plans.
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…
The AHA strongly opposes policies to decrease hospital reimbursements by eliminating “facility fees,” which are the direct and indirect costs that allow a hospital to continue to provide services to patients and serve the needs of their community.
We urge Congress to increase the number of Medicare-supported GME residency positions. The AHA supports the bipartisan Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (H.R.2256/S.834) which adds 14,000 Medicare-funded residency slots over the next seven years.
The Issue Two trends in health insurance coverage are driving an increase in medical debt: inadequate health care coverage and high-deductible health plans that intentionally push more costs onto patients. These plans leave individuals financially vulnerable when seeking medical care, despite…
Policymakers and others have expressed growing concern about the trend of physician practices becoming affiliated with hospitals and health systems.
Learn what the HHS 340B Drug Pricing Program is and what 340B hospitals are. The program allows 340B hospitals to stretch limited federal resources to reduce the price of outpatient pharmaceuticals for patients by providing 340B drug pricing discounts and expand health services to the patients and…
Congress is considering several bills that would impose additional site-neutral payment reductions to services provided in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).