Heading into the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial health of many hospitals and health systems were challenged, with many operating in the red. The AHA, along with numerous others, have rightly labeled this pandemic the greatest financial threat in history for hospitals and health systems as we continue to fight this pandemic at the same time that non-COVID patient visits remain below normal levels. This financial pressure has created a serious obstacle to keeping the doors open for many hospitals. While we appreciate the support from the Administration and Congress, we need further help to stay afloat to continue our mission of caring for patients and communities.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today updated its guidance to hospitals on the reporting of COVID-19-related data. Specifically, HHS requests…
AHA Releases Toolkit for Hospitals and Health Systems on Exercising ERISA Rights for Fair Coverage and Reimbursement
At A Glance Health plans often inappropriately delay or decline coverage for medically necessary care. This can undermine the quality of care that is provided…
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the hospital and hospital health care complex cost report.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on America’s health care system. The recent sharp increase in the number of patients needing…
AHA Urges HHS to Exercise Enforcement Discretion with Respect to the Hospital Price Transparency Rule
AHA letter urging HHS to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the hospital price transparency rule.
AHA letter to HHS outlining leadership actions needed to expedite the administration of covid-19 vaccines.