IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Congress begins to consider the revised American Health Care Act, Vizient, Inc. once again concurs with statements made by hospital and industry stakeholders in opposition to legislation that would have significant, negative impacts on individuals’ ability to maintain their health insurance coverage.
The amendments to the current draft of the legislation would only worsen the impact it will have on individuals and providers, causing millions of individuals to lose their health insurance coverage and putting increasing strain on hospitals throughout the country. We urge members of Congress to oppose this bill as currently drafted and to work with patients, providers, payors, and other stakeholders to improve the state of health care in America.
Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.