AHA-AMGA Collaborative - Clinical Integration: Pathway to Value

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By Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

The AHA and the AMGA invite members to apply for the next iteration of our clinical integration learning collaborative. As we strive to deliver smarter, better, safer care, it’s imperative that health care organizations are... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, physician issues, clinical integration

The Next Generation of Community Health

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Hospitals and health systems are on a journey that promises to take them to a place where they can improve the lives of thousands of people all at once, not just the health of one patient at a time … where their success in addressing the social determinants of health within the communities they serve will... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Redefining the H, clinical integration, care coordination

Hospital mergers can be a key to meet patients' needs and improve care

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Rapid change in the health care field has led hospital leaders to search for new ways to reduce costs, increase the quality of care, and preserve access to care, so they can continue to meet their patients’ needs. For some hospitals, mergers may be the right path to meet these goals. This week the AHA... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: acquisitions, consolidation, mergers, clinical integration, care coordination, antitrust

Outdated Regs Impede Care Transformation

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Every day hospitals and health systems seek to provide the best care for each and every patient. But a growing list of regulatory barriers hampers their efforts to transform and improve care. Improving the coordination of patient care is a prime example. Last week, we released a report as part of the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: regulation, administrative simplification, self-referral, clinical integration, antitrust

Tackling Outdated Regulatory Barriers that Impede Health Care Transformation

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A new report released today examines some of the most detrimental legal barriers that hospitals and physicians face whenever they try to work together to transform the delivery of patient care. Unquestionably, these barriers impede the hospital field’s efforts to move from a payment system based on volume... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: consolidation, mergers, clinical integration, antitrust

SMARTER Moves for the FTC

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The Standard Mergers and Acquisitions Review Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act passed the House on Wednesday. This represents real progress on legislation that the AHA actively supports. The act would align the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) merger review with that of the Department of Justice (DOJ) by... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: mergers, 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

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