April 26, 2013


Home or Here?

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

On May 1, hospital leaders from around the country attending the 2013 AHA Annual Membership Meeting will visit legislative staff members on Capitol Hill with three messages: 1.) Reject arbitrary cuts to Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospital services and support real solutions as Congress looks for ways to reduce the nation’s deficit; 2.) Delay the disproportionate share hospital (DHS) payment cuts in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow for coverage expansions to be more fully realized and better data to become available; 3.) Support the passage of the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013, which would improve auditor performance, increase transparency and permit hospitals to rebill denied claims without unreasonable restrictions. If you can’t join us, you can still visit your representatives and senators; Congress will be in recess and most of them will be home. Our new Advocacy Action Packet provides all the information you’ll need to speak confidently about these critical issues.

Thanks,
Rich

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