Fact Sheet: Rural Hospital Support Act (S.4009) & the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals Act (H.R.8747)
Aug 30, 2022
Medicare pays most acute-care hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Some of these hospitals receive additional support from Medicare to help address potential financial challenges associated with being rural, geographically isolated and low volume.
Jul 6, 2022
America’s hospitals and health systems continue to face unprecedented financial pressures due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and current inflationary economy. Historic inflation has extended and heightened the already severe economic instability brought on by the pandemic resulting…
Jun 17, 2022
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.
Fact Sheet: Health Care Workplace Violence and Intimidation, and the Need for a Federal Legislative Response
Jun 7, 2022
Congress should enact the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, which provides health care workplace protections against violence similar to those that exist for flight crews, flight attendants and airport workers.
May 25, 2022
It is broadly acknowledged that Medicare reimburses hospitals less than the cost of providing care and their reimbursement rates are non-negotiable.
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.