Making Health Care More Affordable: Price Transparency and Eliminating ‘Surprise’ Billing

Improving affordability remains a top issue for consumers, lawmakers and the health care sector. 

Just as there are challenges to making health care more affordable, there are many opportunities to reduce costs without compromising care. Hospitals are pursuing these opportunities in variety of ways. Many are tackling the affordability issue already, seeking change that makes sense for them and the communities they serve, and working to improve, price transparency and eliminate ‘surprise’ billing.

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AHA's The Value Initiative provides thought leadership on the issue of affordability to hospital and health system leaders while also serving as a forum for knowledge exchange.

The Value Initiative:

  • Frames the issues of value and affordability for hospitals, health system and other stakeholders.
  • Provides education, resources and tools for hospitals to advance affordable health care and promote value.
  • Gathers data, stories and hospital experiences to develop and support federal policy solutions.
  • Builds a platform through which AHA drives a national dialogue with policymakers and other stakeholders to develop solutions that improve affordability.

Explore The Value Initiative’s tools and resources and learn how hospitals are tackling value head on by clicking on the link or logo above.

 




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