Clinical Integration

Clinical integration is needed to facilitate the coordination of patient care across conditions, providers, settings, and time in order to achieve care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-focused.  To achieve clinical integration we need to promote changes in provider culture, redesign payment methods and incentives, and modernize federal laws.

This web site is just one of the many ways AHA will keep you connected to the latest developments and resources as we address needed change.

New Report on Legal Barriers to Care Transformation

Legal (Fraud and Abuse) Barriers to Care Transformation and How to Address Them tackles seven major barriers created by the Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws and/or regulations that impact hospitals and impede their efforts to coordinate care every day. It is our goal that the report will help further the dialogue as Congress looks to modernize the laws to support better patient care and hospital success under these new payment models.

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