Vantage Point

Ready to Care

While many are making plans for their vacations, the women and men of America’s hospitals never diverge from one important plan: they are always there to care when people need them.
Rich Umbdenstock Advertorial

A Message from America's Hospitals

Read the advertorial by AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Jyotirmaya Nanda, M.D.

AHA testifies on hospital observation stays

Jyotirmaya Nanda, M.D., of SSM Health Care in St. Louis, said CMS payment rules and overzealous auditors put hospitals and doctors in a “difficult position of placing patients in observation status.”
Umbdenstock Testimony

Keep the ban on physician self-referral

AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock (at right) today urged Congress to maintain the ban on physician self-referral to new hospitals in which the doctor has an ownership interest.

AHA News May 15