Hospital leaders will advance advocacy agenda at AHA Annual Membership Meeting

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Hospital and health system leaders from across the country are coming to Washington, D.C., for the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, May 1-4, and to advance hospitals’ advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill.

Special sessions and executive briefings at the annual meeting will examine what it means to be a hospital... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, advocacy, access, administrative simplification, clinical integration, antitrust

New resource available to help hospitals improve behavioral health

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Improving behavioral health is one of the top priorities for hospitals and the communities they serve.  A new guide from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence outlines how hospitals and health systems can address the challenges of integrating physical health with behavioral health, enhance... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: population health, Community health, Mental health, Behavioral health, clinical integration, care coordination

Coordinating care to serve patients

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Hospitals are working together and with physicians and other community partners to provide patients with convenient, high quality and affordable care. Here’s how. 

 

The AHA’s President and CEO Rick Pollack will be testifying before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: acquisitions, consolidation, mergers, Coverage, access, clinical integration, care coordination, antitrust

Where Hospital Health Plans Excel

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Hospitals are constantly assessing new ways to meet the needs of the patients and communities they serve and to provide the best possible care. Some have chosen to offer provider-sponsored health plans to patients in an effort to improve quality and reduce costs. A recent study by HealthPocket showed... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, Coverage, access, clinical integration, care coordination

Mega Insurance Deals Not Good for Consumers

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The recently announced mega deals in the insurance industry will lead to further consolidation of an already highly concentrated health insurance market and will not benefit consumers says an opinion piece in Law360. The column, authored by former policy director of the Bureau of Competition at the... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: acquisitions, mergers, Coverage, access, price, clinical integration, care coordination, antitrust

Why Hospital Mergers are Different

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The difference between hospital and commercial insurance consolidation is in the primary motivation and the benefits for patients. Mergers enable hospitals to provide patients with what they want and demand – care that is better managed, more coordinated and focused on keeping them well. 

Hospitals merge... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: acquisitions, consolidation, mergers, Coverage, access, clinical integration, care coordination, antitrust

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