Fierce Healthcare March 24, 2023
By Dave Muoio

The hospital lobby took issue with an independent commission’s latest report to Congress, which suggested that hospitals’ strong 2021 shielded their finances from the worst of 2022. “The picture for hospitals in 2023 looks very different than 2021,” Ashley Thompson, AHA Senior Vice President of Public Policy Analysis and Development, wrote. (Getty/whatamiiii)

The American Hospital Association is pushing back against the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s “one-sided, inaccurate and misleading” portrayal of hospitals’ finances in its latest report to Congress.

Earlier this month the independent panel advised lawmakers to adopt a modest 2024 Medicare reimbursement bump (1% increase over market basket) for most hospitals.

The group wrote in the report that it “is acutely aware of how...

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