Health care coverage is eroding for many Americans as some health insurers are restricting access to services through administrative barriers and inappropriately withholding reimbursement from providers. The American Hospital Association released this white paper to examine a number of these tactics and the implications for patients and providers. This white paper is the result of interviews with and data collection from hundreds of hospitals and health systems around the country. Their experience demonstrates that policy interventions are needed to protect patient access to care and streamline requirements to reduce burden and cost in the health care system, and the paper includes a number of recommended policy solutions.
Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Reconciliation Bill with Provisions Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems
The Senate today voted 50-49 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a…
In a letter to Senators Kaine, Young, Reed and Cassidy, AHA expresses support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.
Senate Democrats today are expected to release their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and begin debate with the hopes of passing it in the next few days…
Advancing Health Podcast
n this AHA Physician Alliance podcast, Amy Ahasic, M.D., section chief for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut, shares how…
March 2, 2021
AHA Statement before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, on The Future of Telehealth: COVID-19 is Changing…