Fact Sheets

Nov 19, 2020
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Nov 9, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are deeply concerned about the effect of unanticipated medical bills on our patients, which could impact their out- of-pocket costs. Protecting patients from surprise medical bills is a top priority for the AHA and all of our members. However, we oppose legislative…
Nov 9, 2020
The House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) on May 15, 2020, and an updated version on Sept. Both bills included the COVID-19 Every Worker First Protection Act of 2020, which would require new Occupational Safety and…
Nov 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted and again surged across the country, infecting more than 10 million people and resulting in over a quarter million deaths, America’s hospitals and health systems continue to face historic challenges. Since the start of the pandemic, hospitals and health…
Nov 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted and again surged across the country, infecting more than 10 million people and resulting in nearly a quarter million deaths, America’s hospitals and health systems continue to face historic challenges. Since the start of the pandemic, hospitals and health…
Oct 6, 2020
The Issue: Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid to sell outpatient drugs at discounted prices to health care organizations that care for patients in vulnerable communities, which include low-income patients. These…
Sep 23, 2020
The mission of each and every hospital in America is to serve the health care needs of the people in its community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But, hospitals’ work is made more difficult by our fragmented health care system — a system that leaves millions of people unable to afford the…
Jul 30, 2020
Telehealth connects patients to vital health care services through videoconferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consults and wireless communications.
Jun 24, 2020
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 was enacted, in part, to develop a unified payment model for the post-acute care (PAC) field, recognizing that payment needed to be modernized for the four PAC settings – home health (HH) agencies, skilled nursing facilities…