Cost Management

Mar 5, 2021
A recent report from RAND misses the mark on solutions to the cost of health care and draws its conclusions from the same recycled and incomplete studies.
Sep 25, 2020
How RAND Corporation is endangering our high-value healthcare systems by oversimplifying the complexities of how the system works.
Sep 22, 2020
The RAND Corporation has released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study. The AHA previously highlighted our extensive concerns with the data and methodology used in the last version.
Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Jul 27, 2022
U.S. spending on health care declined for the first time in 60 years in first-quarter 2022, falling 1.7% year over year as health care prices fell relative to inflation, according to a report released today by Altarum.
Jul 15, 2022
America’s hospitals and health systems are facing a crisis: a tsunami of financial challenges that are exerting tremendous pressure on their ability to deliver care.
Jun 9, 2022
CMS announced the first civil monetary penalties under its hospital price transparency rule.
May 31, 2022
According to a report by Kaufman Hall, hospitals faced decreases in both patient volume and revenue in April.
May 26, 2022
After two years on the front lines in the battle against this pandemic, hospitals and health systems have seen a dramatic rise in costs of labor, drugs, supplies and equipment
May 26, 2022
The RAND Corporation’s latest hospital price report is, unfortunately, more of the same.