It’s Time to Reform Free-Standing Emergency Rooms

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, there were 130 million visits to emergency departments in 2020. Despite the significant number of visits to emergency rooms, not all visits occurred at traditional emergency departments, but rather at free-standing emergency departments not physically connected to a hospital. Between 2008 and 2016, the number of […]

Certificate of Need Regulations: a Roadblock to Hospital Capacity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for states and municipalities to end their barriers to expanding hospital capacity by ending certificate of need regulations that restrict the expansion of hospital coverage and services to the critically ill. ACI joins a coalition of groups calling for Congress to end these needless regulations. Read the coalition […]