The American Hospital Association (AHA)

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The AHA, also known as America Hospital Association, is a national organization founded in 1899 by eight hospital superintendents from Cleveland, Oh. Originally, the AHA was known as the Association of Hospital Superintendents but, was later renamed in 1906 to the American Hospital Association. The AHA represents nearly five thousand hospitals, healthcare systems, and other providers and an estimated forty-three thousand individual members; making it the leading association for United States hospitals. For the first eight years, the AHA served as a private club only for hospital superintendents with the goal of interchanging ideas, discussing the hospital economy, and other factors. It was not until 1917 that the association …show more content…
Johnson. CMS consists of both hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B) of the Medicare program. Together, these two insurances are referred to as the “Original Medicare”. In 1972, the Medicare program expanded to allow more people to become eligible such as people who are disabled, over sixty-five, and those suffering from end-stage renal disease. Those who only received cash assistance from the government received coverage through the Medicaid program but, eventually expanded their coverage to low-income families, pregnant women, disabilities, and needs for long-term …show more content…
Medicare Part D, called Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, or MMA, was the program that changed the Medicare program and branched into other types of programs often called “Part C” or “MA Plans” and, as of 2006, “Part D”. In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), provided coverage and care to an estimated eleven million children who came from families that were uninsured but also made too much income to qualify for Medicaid. In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created as a private insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace; giving ways of better providing, designing, paying for, and delivering health care.

The Joint Commission (TJC), was founded by Ernest Amory Codman in 1951 as a non-profit and independent program. The purpose of the commission is to improve healthcare and inspire other organizations in providing effective care and quality. The Joint Commission accredits approximately 21,000 other healthcare organizations and programs and is said to be the nation’s largest and oldest body in

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