Fact Sheets

Apr 13, 2022
The following questions and answers were jointly developed and approved by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the American Health Information Management Association.
Mar 1, 2022
To date, there have been approximately 4.5 million total reported COVID-19 hospital admissions, with 49% of those admissions occurring since July 1, 2021 during the Delta and Omicron surges. Despite these drastic surges, no Provider Relief Funds have been allocated or disbursed to address the…
Feb 25, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated extraordinary challenges for hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve.
Feb 24, 2022
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 31, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) accelerated/advance payment program provides necessary funds when there are disruptions in claims submission and/or processing.
Jan 31, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in historic challenges for hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve, placing unprecedented stress on the entire health care system and its financing.
Jan 31, 2022
More than 24 months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the U.S., the pandemic has afflicted millions of people across the country has imposed historic challenges for the hospitals and health systems that care for them.
Jan 31, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered hospitals’ payer mix, which for some hospitals has temporarily lowered their disproportionate share hospital (DSH) percentage. These changes have unfortunately threatened the ability of some hospitals to maintain their eligibility for the 340B program – a vital…
Jan 28, 2022
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quickly moved to waive a number of regulatory requirements. These waivers provided hospitals and health systems with critical flexibilities to manage what has been a prolonged and unpredictable pandemic.
Nov 30, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize funding for the infrastructure that supports the health care workforce needs of the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.