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AHA: Hospital Pricing Variations Unrelated to M&A Activity
Health Leaders Media

The American Hospital Association has issued a second report to counter claims that acute care prices are rising as a direct result of hospital consolidations, which enhance providers’ bargaining clout with payers.

Rather, the AHA says, hospital prices “are directly related to the costs of providing services to patients and their communities, including wages, capital investment, and the level and specialization of services.”