Pathways to the future

AHA News

“Hospitals are at a crossroads as we move to the future,” says AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack in this brief AHA News podcast. “Everybody is trying to determine what the best pathway is to that future, and there are multiple pathways.”

Pollack will become the AHA’s next president and CEO I... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Community health, Triple Aim, culture of safety, governance

Podcast: AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack on the funding challenges facing hospitals

AHA News

AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack recently talked to AHA News about the funding challenges facing hospitals. Listen in here.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, advocacy

Hospitals across America

AHA News

This is National Hospital Week, a time for hospitals to celebrate the employees, volunteers and others that contribute to their collective work. And it’s a great opportunity to promote the good works of hospitals nationwide. The AHA released a video – showcased at its annual membership meeting last week –... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: members

Hospital leaders tell their story about 340 B program

AHA News

Congress should preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program because of the many benefits to low-income and uninsured patients, the AHA said today in a statement submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. As part of its advocacy efforts on behalf of the 340B program, the AHA has released... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: 340B

Hospital leaders urge Congress to protect rural health care

AHA News

At the recent AHA Health Forum Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference in Phoenix, hospital leaders delivered a strong message to Congress urging it to protect rural health care. To see the videos from the conference, click here.

During the conference, AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock and AHA staff... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rural

AHA: MSSP needs more incentives

AHA News

The AHA recently recommended specific changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to encourage accountable care organizations (ACO) to invest in the infrastructure necessary to successfully take on risk. More than 400 organizations participate in the MSSP and provide care to some 7.2 million... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: accountable care organizations, ACO

Podcast: 2014 National Health Care Governance Survey

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The AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance has released the results of its 2014 National Health Care Governance Survey. The report summarizes information about the state of hospital and health care governance, and builds on previous surveys of CEOs and trustees conducted in 1989, 1997, 2005 and 2011. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: diversity

Podcast: Consider escalating certain appeals from the ALJ

AHA News

Hospitals can play an important role in supporting the AHA’s litigation to compel the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to comply with statutory deadlines for deciding hospitals’ appeals of claim denials.

In December 2013, HHS announced a moratorium on assigning new health care provider... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: RACs

Podcast: AHA board member Gene Woods discusses hospitals' changing brand

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In this audio podcast, AHA board member Gene Woods, Christus Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer in Irving, Texas, describes hospitals’ changing brand. To listen, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Podcast: Veitz says redefining the 'H' is a way of achieving the triple aim of health care

AHA News

Much of the conversation about redefining the “H” – what it means to be a hospital – focuses on the shift in payment systems, observes AHA board member Larry Veitz. But not all hospitals are on the same learning curve and in the same position to make the transition.

“I know the AHA and the board are... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Medicare

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