The American Hospital Association, which already has expressed its concerns about the pending merger between Anthem and Cigna, now has done the same for the Aetna-Humana merger.
The issue of observation care has proven to be a financial sore point for hospitals, but a new study suggests it is creating similar issues for patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
While exchange of data between hospitals and outside providers is increasing, the industry still faces many barriers when it comes to interoperability.
The American Hospital Association has raised concerns about the effects of pending mergers between Anthem and Cigna, as well as another pending deal involving Humana and Aetna.
Having already spoken out against the proposed mergers in the health insurance industry, the American Hospital Association has now ratcheted up its scrutiny of one specific mega-deal in a letter to the Department of Justice.
There's been so much support and praise for the 21st Century Cures Act, which sailed through the House July 9, that the American Hospital Association's cautionary note about the legislation's enforcement provisions against information blocking may not be receiving the attention it deserves.
While the 21st Century Cures Act is supported by many industry stakeholders, at least one powerhouse, the American Hospital Association, has significant concerns about how it would impose penalties against information blockers.
The American Hospital Association has raised a variety of concerns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for fiscal 2016, AHA News Now has reported.
The U.S. Supreme Court has the healthcare sector on pins and needles regarding its decision in the King v. Burwell case, which could strip tax credit subsidies from millions of Americans. As a result, the Healthcare Financial Management Association has offered advice to hospitals on how to handle an adverse decision.
Hospitals would get a modest payment increase from the Medicare program in 2016 under the proposed payment formula put forth last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Long-term care hospitals would initially see a larger hike, but would actually experience a net reduction in reimbursement.