American Hospital Association

A Tale of Two Letters (Part 1 of 2): AHA Challenges CMS’ Newly Proposed Patient Experience Survey

April 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey is detailed below. The second challenge from the American Medical Association on […]

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AHA and MedPac have major differences over “site-neutral” Medicare policy

November 5, 2012

There’s a post-election battle brewing between the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) over a proposed “site-neutral” Medicare policy for reimbursements. At an Oct. 4, 2012, presentation titled “Addressing Medicare payment differences across settings: Ambulatory care services,” MedPac challenged the traditional manner in which patients are charged more for the […]

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