Finance & Budgeting

Nov 3, 2020
COVID-19 may be stifling normal operations around the country, but it isn’t stopping targeted innovation efforts with strong ROI potential to cut care delivery costs. In fact, 15 of 20 prominent health systems recently surveyed are actively pursuing commercial relationships with health tech…
Sep 18, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation posted a series of papers explaining the financial methodology for the Direct Contracting Model’s global and professional options, set to begin next April.
Sep 17, 2020
In a new AHA blog, Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president of policy research, analytics and strategy, sets the record straight about false narratives portraying hospitals and health systems as uniquely responsible for increased health care prices, and using these narratives in attempts to deny…
Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Jul 22, 2020
The financial outlook for Phoenix-based Banner Health has changed dramatically since the pandemic entered their communities and forced the shutdown of non-emergency services.
Jul 20, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, hospitals had to stop all but the most urgent non-COVID care. The result was a dramatic slowdown in volume of patients and in revenue, while expenses remained high. The result has been an unprecedented impact and an uncertain future about the ability of hospitals…
Jun 18, 2020
The AHA recorded this webinar on June 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers from Kaufman Hall provided a comprehensive and in-depth guide for hospitals to help them assess and manage compliance with their bond covenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AHA moderated this conversation and attendees were able…
Apr 21, 2020
Hospitals’ already thin margins plunged into the red in March as non-emergency procedures and revenues fell and expenses for staff, supplies and building capacity rose to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 patients, according to a new report by health care consultancy Kaufman Hall.
Aug 1, 2019
The Senate today voted 67-28 to pass and send to the president a two-year budget agreement (H.R. 3877) that increases discretionary funding limits and suspends the debt limit for two years, through July 31, 2021. Without congressional action, statutory caps on discretionary funding would have…
Jul 23, 2019
President Trump has reached a bipartisan compromise with congressional leadership on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal, the White House announced yesterday.