Fact Sheets

Apr 23, 2019
The Issue “Medicare for All” these days – a catch-all label that has become a part of the political dialogue – represents a variety of health coverage proposals that would do everything from establish a national health insurance program with no competition to create a public, Medicare-like option…
Apr 5, 2019
The Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program provides essential financial assistance to hospitals that care for our nation’s most vulnerable populations – children, the poor, the disabled and the elderly. These hospitals also provide critical community services, such as trauma and…
Apr 5, 2019
For more than 25 years, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has provided financial help to hospitals serving vulnerable communities to manage rising prescription drug costs. The program allows 340B hospitals to stretch limited federal resources to reduce the price of outpatient pharmaceuticals for…
Apr 5, 2019
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 imposed caps on the number of residents for which each teaching hospital is eligible to receive Medicare direct graduate medical education (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) payments. These caps have remained in place and have generally only been adjusted as…
Apr 5, 2019
Long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) serve a critical role within the Medicare program by treating the sickest patients who need extended hospital stays. This important role is under threat as the LTCH field implements the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 requirement for “site-neutral” payments for cases…
Feb 19, 2019
In 2019, the Centers for Medicare…
Jan 2, 2019
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.
Jan 2, 2019
Each year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) publishes aggregate information on the level of uncompensated care – care provided for which no payment is received – delivered by all types of U.S. hospitals.
Jan 2, 2019
Each year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) publishes aggregate information on the level of uncompensated care – care provided for which no payment is received – delivered by all types of U.S. hospitals.
Dec 18, 2018
The AHA’s mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities. The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems, and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.