Pollack calls on Senate to 'reset' the AHCA discussion

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AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today called on the Senate to “reset the discussion” over health care policy by rejecting the House-passed American Health Care Act. Kicking off the AHA Annual Membership Meeting’s Federal Forum, Pollack reiterated the AHA’s concerns about the AHCA jeopardizing coverage... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, patient and family engagement, care coordination, prevention

AHA chairman highlights 'three battles' for hospitals to win for patients, communities

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AHA Chairman Gene Woods yesterday set three goals for the field: expand access and coverage; re-engage with communities outside hospitals’ traditional walls; and end disparities in care. In his investiture address at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Woods said those are “three battles that must be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, equity, access

Council hosts Pollack, Tavenner for health care policy discussion

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The Nashville Health Care Council yesterday hosted a health care policy discussion with CEOs from the AHA and America’s Health Insurance Plans, where topics ranged from the uncertainty surrounding proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act to the state of Medicaid and the proposal to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Redefining the H, Medicaid

AHA plan outlines strategic priorities through 2020

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The AHA today released its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, which provides an overview of the association’s strategic direction over the next four years based on input from members and the environmental forces impacting the field. Strategic priorities include: advocating for access and coverage; payment and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Redefining the H, advocacy

AHA-MHA cosponsor community forum on the transforming health care landscape

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The AHA and Maryland Hospital Association today sponsored a forum for Maryland community leaders on the transformation taking place in health care and how providers and community partners can work together to improve the health of their communities. AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack explained the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Redefining the H

Pollack: Hospitals redefining the 'H' to continuously meet patient, community needs

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Kicking off the AHA annual meeting’s Federal Forum, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today told hospital and health system leaders that redefining the “H” can secure hospital’s critical role in public life and responds to the growing demands of managing chronic illnesses and consumerism. It also offers... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, Community health, Redefining the H, chronic conditions, care coordination

AHA releases 2016 Environmental Scan webinar

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The AHA today released a webinar on its 2016 Environmental Scan, which provides a national high-level perspective on the health care landscape and market forces that have a high probability of affecting hospitals and health systems. Topics range from consumers and patients to political issues and science... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, patient safety, physicians, Electronic Health Records, Redefining the H, patient and family engagement

AHA op-ed: Hospitals share common public policy needs on way to better care

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Hospitals are on a journey to improve and transform care based on the unique needs of their community, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack writes in an opinion piece published Saturday in Modern Healthcare. “Regardless of which path they are travelling, hospitals share a public policy agenda to ensure that... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, Electronic Health Records, Medicare, Redefining the H, advocacy, Medicaid

PLF webinar on May 20 to focus on new ways to engage consumers

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The AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum will host a webinar May 20 on the changing health care landscape and new ways to engage consumers. During the complimentary webinar, at 2:30 p.m. ET, presenters from Oliver Wyman will review the changing expectations of payers, employers and consumers, and what health... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Coverage, Redefining the H

Safety net hospitals discuss post-ACA challenges to addressing health disparities

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A lack of comprehensive data on health status, treatment patterns and outcomes is one of the key challenges facing safety net hospitals as they strive to implement new health care delivery and payment models in the post-Affordable Care Act era of health care transformation, said panelists at a National... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, Community health, Redefining the H, Medicaid

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