Congress is considering several bills that would impose additional site-neutral payment reductions to services provided in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).
May 22, 2023
May 10, 2023
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.
May 1, 2023
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.
May 1, 2023
The Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program provides essential financial assistance to hospitals that care for our nation’s most vulnerable populations — children, impoverished, disabled and elderly. These hospitals also provide critical community services, such as trauma and burn…
Apr 19, 2023
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care field has experienced an increase in workplace violence. The pandemic has placed significant stress on the entire health care system, and unfortunately, in some situations, patients, visitors and family members have attacked health care…
Mar 29, 2023
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…
Mar 28, 2023
Dobson | DaVanzo recently examined select operating, financial and patient characteristics of hospitals in categories defined by hospital ownership.1 This fact sheet provides descriptive statistics for physician owned hospitals (POHs) compared to non-physician owned hospitals.
Mar 24, 2023
On March 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its annual report on the commission’s recommendations for Fiscal Year 2024 Medicare payment updates.
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.
Mar 16, 2023
The Issue One of the most important tools that hospitals can use to increase access and quality of care and manage risk and financial pressures are mergers and acquisitions. A range of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions enable hospitals to expand service offerings, broaden networks and…