Guides/Reports

Oct 21, 2020
TrendWatch Chartbook analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. Charts will be updated semi-annually as new data become available. The last update was October 23, 2020.
Jul 14, 2020
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission. For example, tax-exempt hospitals annually demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by reporting to IRS on the benefits they provide to their community using the IRS Form 990 Schedule H and making…
Jan 8, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems are at the center of their communities, both as providers of critical services and as large – and often the largest – employers. They train tomorrow’s health care providers and cultivate future leaders by building and expanding their dynamic workforces to…
Feb 6, 2018
EY was commissioned by the American Hospital Association to analyze the federal revenue forgone due to the tax exemption of non-profit hospitals as well as the community benefits they provide. This study presents estimates for 2016, the most recent year for which community benefit information is…
Sep 8, 2021
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Aug 18, 2021
This is the third analysis by Charles River Associates (CRA) showing that recent hospital acquisitions reduce costs and lead to improved performance on important quality indicators without an increase in revenue that may signal enhanced market power. All three analyses found that hospital…
Aug 18, 2021
Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and, most recently, the repeal of the industry’s McCarran-Ferguson antitrust protection should be a catalyst for a more scrutiny by the federal antitrust and other federal agencies. And, as strongly suggested by the American Medical Association’s report that…
Aug 18, 2021
In this report we revisit our econometric analysis and include two additional years of data for 2018 and 2019 on cost, quality, and revenue outcomes from hospital transactions. The addition of these data allows us to measure the effects of 144 additional hospital acquisitions and also allows us to…
Jun 15, 2021
The Living Learning Network’s pandemic reflection book showcases the defining moments of COVID-19 as told by the front lines.
May 17, 2021
AHA’s Future of Rural Health Care Task Force has released a report with recommendations for long-range solutions for improving rural health and health care in America. Read more for the innovative solutions and promising practices for care delivery, as well as models to ensure the…