The AHA was pleased to see the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee take action today on issues of importance to hospitals, health systems, and their patients and communities. We look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers on transparency and other important issues.
Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.
Apr 24, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today presented two federal hospital leaders with awards recognizing their outstanding service to the health care field.
Apr 21, 2023
Memorial Hermann Health System is the 2023 winner of the AHA’s Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. Memorial Hermann – a non-profit, award-winning health system committed to creating healthier Houston communities – is recognized for its leadership and breadth in building programs, services and initiatives that address the varied health needs of its patients and community.
New AHA Report Finds Financial Challenges Mount for Hospitals & Health Systems Putting Access to Care at RiskApr 20, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released a new report that details the extraordinary financial pressures continuing to affect hospitals and health systems, as well as access to patient care.
Apr 19, 2023
Without caregivers, our health care system will collapse. The millions of dedicated health care workers across this country should never fear for their safety when they are working to save lives. But the sad reality is that many of them do. We ask much of the nurses, physicians and other clinicians and caregivers who have dedicated themselves to making our communities healthier.
Apr 19, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Jim Skogsbergh, co-CEO of Advocate Health, the fifth largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the U.S. with a presence across the Midwest and Southeast.
Apr 18, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that its 2023 Award of Honor will be presented to Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, for her incredible efforts in advancing health care throughout her career.
AHA, 340B Health, Arkansas Hospital Association Urge Federal Appeals Court 340B Community Pharmacies to Uphold State Law ProtectingApr 17, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA), 340B Health, and the Arkansas Hospital Association told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that Arkansas’s 340B Drug Pricing Nondiscrimination Act does not conflict with federal law but rather supports Congress’s goal in enacting the 340B program.
Apr 17, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that the 2023 Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award will be awarded to Jim Hinton, former president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas.
Apr 14, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Wendell Primus, former senior health policy advisor to Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, will be presented the AHA Honorary Life Membership Award for his outstanding contributions to advancing health care in America.
Apr 13, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) will be awarded AHA’s 2023 Board of Trustees Award. The Board of Trustees Award is presented to individuals or groups who have made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the work of the AHA on behalf of the hospital field.
Apr 13, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Marna P. Borgstrom, former CEO of Yale New Haven Health in New Haven, Conn., will be awarded its 2023 Board of Trustees Award. The Board of Trustees Award is presented to individuals or groups who have made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the work of the AHA on behalf of the hospital field.
Apr 12, 2023
Hosted by the AHA's Living Learning Network, the Quality Collective empowers health care quality leaders to identify and prioritize challenges, co-design innovative strategies and shape the future of quality in health care.
Apr 11, 2023
It has long been the position of the AHA that health care providers must have clarity about the laws that govern the provision of patient care. Following Friday night’s decisions from federal district courts in Texas and Washington, that principle has never been more important. It is vital that the courts and Administration provide clarity to physicians and other caregivers, consistent with the best available scientific evidence, as soon as possible.
Apr 10, 2023
The AHA is deeply concerned with CMS’ woefully inadequate proposed inpatient hospital payment update of 2.8% given the near decades-high inflation and increased costs for labor, equipment, drugs and supplies.
Apr 5, 2023
The AHA commends CMS for finalizing critical policies that will help ensure beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage have access to the medically necessary health care services to which they are entitled.
America’s Hospitals, Nursing Homes Send Joint Letter To CMS Urging Against Unfunded Staffing MandatesApr 3, 2023
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the largest associations representing America’s hospitals and nursing homes, respectively, sent a joint letter today to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), outlining concerns with a federal staffing mandate for nursing homes. CMS is planning to issue a federal staffing minimum for nursing homes this year.
Mar 28, 2023
Today, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and AHIP filed a joint amicus brief in United States v. Supervalu Inc. v. Safeway Inc. In the brief, the organizations argue that the federal government’s “erroneous construction and expansion of the FCA [False Claims Act] threatens the legitimate business activities of every government contractor, hospital, healthcare provider, health insurance provider, and grant recipient in the nation,” and would “ultimately divert resources away from the primary missions of AHA’s and AHIP’s members: caring for patients, reducing the cost of care, and ensuring a healthy citizenry.”
New Analysis Reaffirms Need to Maintain Current Law Banning Self-Referral to Physician-Owned HospitalsMar 28, 2023
Data from the health care consulting firm Dobson | Davanzo, released today by the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), shows that physician-owned hospitals (POHs), when compared to other hospitals, treat less medically complex and more financially lucrative patients, provide fewer emergency services, and treat fewer COVID-19 cases.
New Study Reveals Hospital Outpatient Departments Treat Sicker & Lower-Income Patients Than Other Sites of Ambulatory CareMar 27, 2023
A new study released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) are more likely to come from medically underserved populations and be sicker and more complex to treat than Medicare patients treated in independent physician offices (IPO) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC).