News

September 15, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Health care overhead is costing us big bucks <link>

March 15, 2014
Modern Healthcare
Hospital utilization by state <link>

March 1, 2014
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
National average costs by department for heart failure and shock (revisited) <link>

February 3, 2014
Modern Healthcare
By the Numbers: Largest U.S. teaching hospitals: 2014 <link>

November 1, 2013
Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends
Effects of a Flat Facility Fee for ED Visits <link>

October 28, 2013
Modern Healthcare
You don't always get what you pay for - Lower-cost hospitals can get better angioplasty outcomes <link>

October 25, 2013
Oklahoma Watch
New Data Reveals Widespread Financial Losses Among Small Oklahoma Hospital <link>

July 1, 2013
Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends
National trends in charges, cost, and Medicare IPPS payment <link>

June 18, 2013
Modern Healthcare
Hospitals start self-audits of observation stays <link>

May 13, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Doc-Owned Hospitals Prep to Fight <link>

March 1, 2013
Healthcare Financial Management - Data Trends
E&M coding levels for hospital EDs - 2007-10 <link>

December 1, 2012
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Urban versus rural performance by state under value-based purchasing <link>

November 9, 2012
The Financial Diagnosis, HFMA Kentucky Chapter Newsletter
Value Based Purchasing <link>

October 1, 2012
Healthcare Financial Management – Cover Story
The cost of quality how VBP scores correlate with hospital cost <link>

June 1, 2012
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Variability in service line costs for heart failure and shock <link>

May 21, 2012
Columbus Business First
Zanesville's Genesis HealthCare system building to compete <link>

April 25, 2012
Nashville Post
Capella inks Arkansas deal <link>

April 21, 2012
Charlotte Observer
Nonprofit hospitals thrive on profits <link>

March 24, 2012
Modern Healthcare
Hospital utilization by state <link>

March 1, 2012
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Regional Impact of the Medicare Value-based Purchasing Program <link>

January 23, 2012
Modern Healthcare
Largest Academic Medical Centers <link>

January 20, 2012
Becker's Hospital Review
Study Identifies "Break Even" Scores for Hospitals Under Value-Based Purchasing <link>

January 10, 2012
Healthcare Financial Management – Feature Story
Value-Based Purchasing: A Preview of Quality Scoring and Incentive Payments <link>

December 12, 2011
Nashville Post
CHS Inks Deal to Buy Chicago Area Hospital <link>

December 8, 2011
Kaiser Health News
When Critical Access Hospitals Are Not So Critical <link>

August 15, 2011
Healthcare Financial Management – Cover Story
What Value-Based Purchasing Means to Your Hospital <link>

July 30, 2011
AHD in the News
Gap between hospitals’ costs and charges sparks questions <link>

June 1, 2011
Healthcare Financial Management – Feature Story
Benchmarking Boon - Tapping Publicly Available Data to Improve Performance <link>

May 20, 2011
AHD in the News
New Albany Surgical Hospital adds rooms to alleviate growing pains <link>

March 1, 2011
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Medicare claims show remarkable variations by region, hospital ownership, and teaching status <link>

September 1, 2010
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Medicaid payer mix varies widely by state <link>

August 31, 2010
Forbes.com
America's Most Profitable Hospitals <link>

June 1, 2010
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Higher hospital margins distinguished by higher patient satisfaction <link>

March 1, 2010
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
National average costs by department for heart failure and shock <link>

September 8, 2009
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
National trends in hospital quality measures <link>

July 31, 2009
Modern Healthcare
AHD cited in article regarding RAC focus on one-day stays. <link>

July 10, 2009
The Wall Street Journal
AHD data cited in article regarding tax exemption of nonprofit hospitals. <link>

April 9, 2009
Healthcare Financial Management – Cover Story
Benchmarking tools for reducing costs of care. <link>

March 1, 2009
Healthcare Financial Management – Data Trends
Early look at coding trends under MS-DRGs <link>

January 5, 2009
Study
Early results for FY08 show variations in reimbursement among medical services. <study>

December 17, 2008
Study
First look at MS-DRG statistics for FY2008 <study>

April 8, 2008
St. Petersburg Times
AHD data cited in article regarding profitability of nonprofit hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. <link>

April 4, 2008
Wall Street Journal
AHD data cited in feature article regarding nonprofit hospital margins. <link>

January 18, 2008
Study
Impact of FY 2008 IPPS Regulations <study>

September 6, 2007
Press Release
Just Completed Studies Reveal Impact of New Medicare Reimbursement Regulations <press release>

August 29, 2007
Study
Cardiovascular Surgery Hardest Hit by New IPPS Regulations <study>

August 29, 2007
Study
Teaching Hospitals Receive a Boost in Case Mix Index Under New MS-DRGs <study>

August 29, 2007
Study
Rural and Smaller Hospitals Disadvantaged Under New IPPS Regulations <study>

August 29, 2007
Study
Reduced Transfer Adjustments Forecasted Under New MS-DRGs <study>

August 29, 2007
Study
Medicare May Continue to Underpay Hospitals for the Most Costly Cases in FY 2008 <study>

July 27, 2007
Study
Only Slight Changes Seen for Transfers Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

July 27, 2007
Study
Teaching Hospitals Would Receive More Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

July 23, 2007
Study
Cardiovascular Surgery Hardest Hit by Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

July 23, 2007
Study
CMS May Continue to Underpay Hospitals for the Most Costly Cases / Projected Impact of Outlier Payment As Proposed for FY2008 <study>

July 23, 2007
Study
Rural and Smaller Hospitals Disadvantaged Under Proposed IPPS Regulations <study>

July 10, 2007
Press Release
AHD adds FY2008 Proposed Medicare IPPS reimbursement analysis and packaged reporting. <press release>

April 17, 2007
Press Release
AHD mapping provides powerful visuals of hospital locations and proximities. <press release>

May 30, 2006
Press Release
VARIATION IN CODING OF E&M SERVICES BY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS <study>

May 30, 2006
Study
VARIATION IN CODING OF E&M SERVICES BY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS <study>

February 6, 2006
For The Record
AHD's free state and hospital statistics highlighted in "Products % Services" column <link>

December 6, 2005
Press Release
American Hospital Directory Offers Free State-by-State Comparisons of Hospital Profiles <more>

June 21, 2005
Press Release
New Study Spotlights $3.9 Billion Overspend in US Healthcare <more> <study>

June 21, 2005
Study
New Study Spotlights $3.9 Billion Overspend in US Healthcare <more> <study>

April 30, 2005
Press Release
Innovative new hospital profiles now free on the Internet.  <press release>

August 20, 2004
Press Release
AHD study shows costly trends in the use of contract labor among hospitals.
<press release> <study>

August 20, 2004
Study
AHD study shows costly trends in the use of contract labor among hospitals.
<press release> <study>

January 19, 2004
Press Release
AHD study shows worrisome variations in hospital E&M coding for Medicare ER visits.  <press release> <study>

January 19, 2004
Study
AHD study shows worrisome variations in hospital E&M coding for Medicare ER visits.  <press release> <study>

May 1, 2003
APC Advisor
AHD featured in article about the use of competitor data to benchmark hospital OP departments <link>

April 21, 2003
For The Record
AHD's free outpatient data highlighted in "WWW Watch" column <link>

March 25, 2003
The Washington Post
AHD highlighted in article "Shopping for Care" <link>

March 11, 2003
Press Release
HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DATA NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE INTERNET <more>