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Medicare trustees release annual report

The Medicare Board of Trustees today estimated that the program’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will remain solvent until 2026, two years later than projected last year, in part due to lower actual and projected spending for Part A services. “Hospitals … more

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Study: More hospital patients being admitted through the ED

Hospital admissions from the emergency department increased 17% between 2003 and 2009, while admissions from doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings declined 10%, according to a report released today by Rand Corp. EDs are disproportionately used by low-income and uninsured … more

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Report: Sicker Medicare patients driving up intensity of ED care

Sicker, more complex Medicare patients are driving up the intensity of emergency department care, according to an AHA report released today. The report, which is based on an analysis of Medicare claims data conducted by The Moran Company, found that … more

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Five private sectors that fueled D.C.’s recessionary job growth

There were jobs to be had in D.C. during the recession, thousands of them — if you were in the right fields. Five sectors of private employment accounted for nearly all the job growth between the fourth quarter of 2007 … more

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D.C. hospitals: More patients, fewer overnight stays

The District’s hospitals again saw more patients in 2012, continuing to benefit from the city’s sustained population growth, but, crucially, the growth came in emergency department visits and outpatient procedures while higher-revenue-generating inpatient admissions declined. All together, the city’s eight … more

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2012 Utilization Indicators

2012 Annual Utilization Indicators

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AHA brief shows hospitals’ impact on economy

U.S. hospitals support 15.4 million direct and indirect jobs and annually contribute more than $2.3 trillion to the economy, according to a new AHA issue brief on the economic contributions of hospitals at the state and national level. In addition … more

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2012-2013 Advocacy Agenda

2012-2013 Advocacy Agenda

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Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees as a Percent of State Medicaid Enrollees, as of July 1, 2011

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees as a Percent of State Medicaid Enrollees 74% of Medicaid beneficiaries nationwide are enrolled in a managed care plan; in three states all Medicaid beneficiaries are in managed care plans while three states have no managed … more

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Report: Sequester could cost more than 750,000 jobs

More than 766,000 health care and other jobs could be lost by 2021 as result of the 2% reduction in Medicare spending mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, according to a report released today by the AHA, American … more

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