Billing & Collections

Oct 15, 2020
The following guidelines outline how all hospitals and health systems can best serve their patients and communities. They underscore hospitals’ commitment to ensuring that conversations about financial obligations do not impede care, while recognizing that determinations around financial assistance…
Aug 23, 2022
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury last week issued final regulations pertaining to several provisions of the No Surprises Act. In addition, the departments released a series of resources related to the regulations.
Aug 18, 2022
As trusted sources of health care in the community, America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing high quality and safe care to all individuals, as well as delivering a care experience that meets patients’ needs and expectations from scheduling through billing.
Aug 18, 2022
This is a map of the hospitals and health systems who have affirmed the American Hospital Association's voluntary Patient Billing Guidelines, which outline how hospitals and health systems best serve their patients and communities, and underscore their commitment to ensuring that conversations…
Aug 11, 2022
The media organization Kaiser Health News has contacted some hospitals and health systems as part of a survey on financial assistance and billing and collections policies. The project is being produced in partnership with NPR and will be featured online and on radio sometime later this year.…
Jun 7, 2022
AHA yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend enforcement discretion for the No Surprises Act regulatory requirement.
Apr 15, 2022
FDA recently authorized a second Moderna booster dose for certain adults.
Apr 12, 2022
The Vice President today announced several new actions from across the federal government aimed at learning more about the scope of medical debt practices, reducing the role that medical debt plays in accessing credit, forgiving low-income verterans’ medical debt, and improving consumer education…
Apr 11, 2022
As part of a White House initiative to reduce medical debt for consumers, HHS will ask more than 2,000 health care providers for data on their medical bill collection practices.
Jan 31, 2022
A recent Congressional Budget Office report comparing the prices commercial health insurers and fee-for-service Medicare pay for hospital and physician services lacks important context and raises more questions than it answers, writes Benjamin Finder, director of policy research and analysis at the…