Protecting Patient Access to LTAC Hospital Care
ALTHA's mission is to protect patient access to quality long term hospital care. Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitals are hospitals which provide patients with acute care for extended inpatient stays (defined by federal statute as an average of 25 days or more).
Access to these hospitals is crucial to a small but critically-ill population of patients. LTAC hospitals achieve high levels of medical recovery and help many patients return home.
ALTHA works to protect the rights of medically complex patients and the hospitals that treat them, by educating federal and state regulators, Members of Congress and health care industry colleagues. ALTHA also works to increase quality of care by sharing and improving best practices among its hospital members.