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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Partners with 24 State Hospital Associations to Analyze Effects of ACA

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is partnering with 24 state hospital associations to help analyze the effects of the Affordable Care Act on U.S. hospitals. Known as the Hospital ACA Monitoring Project (HAMP), each quarter 1,700 hospitals will provide data on inpatient admissions and emergency department use, which will help clarify the ACA’s impact on inpatient utilization rates, hospital finances, ED use, etc.

RWJF says, “The HAMP effort is designed to shed light on some of the effects of health reform on hospitals and provide extremely timely data to researchers, policymakers and hospital leaders. Seventeen state hospital associations submitted information from individual hospitals, while seven others submitted state-level data.”

The New Jersey Hospital Association will use the data to develop comparative analyses. To provide a baseline, 2013 data are being made available today to highlight trends to be monitored going forward.

For more information, visit the Hospital ACA Monitoring Project.