Information on the latest federal legislative proposals and bills related to telehealth.
Improving Patient Care Through Telehealth Access
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives
Telehealth Fact Sheet
AHA Testimonies and Public Comments
February 2, 2018
AHA comments to the FCC on promoting telehealth in rural Areas
May 23, 2017
AHA responds to the FCC’s request for information for how to expand adoption and accessibility of broadband health care solutions, including in the FCC’s Rural Health Care (RHC) Program.
January 26, 2016
AHA's comments to the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (CCWG) for improving care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health conditions including the expansion of telehealth, improvements to accountable care models, and policies to increase beneficiary engagement.
January 12, 2016
AHA responds to the Wireline Competition Bureau's Public Notice seeking comment on the Schools Health and Libraries Broadband ( SHLB ) Coalition Petition requesting changes to the FCC's Rural Health Care ( RHC ) Program.
December 18, 2015
AHA comment letter regarding CMS's final rule with comment on methods for assuring access to covered Medicaid services.
November 17, 2015
Late November 16, CMS finalized a new payment model that bundles payment to acute care hospitals for hip and knee replacement surgery -- the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
November 2, 2015
On October 30, CMS released the calendar year 2016 outpatient prospective payment system /ambulatory surgical center final rule.
[PDF] AHA Statement before House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee on Rural Health Care
July 28, 2015
AHA Statement before House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee on Rural Health Care
[PDF] AHA's Feedback on Ways to Improve the Provision of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
June 22, 2015
AHA letter to SFC Chronic Care Working Group regarding ways to improve the provision of care for Medicare Beneficiaries with chronic care conditions.
[PDF] To Aging Committee: Challenging the Status Quo: Solutions to the Hospital Observation Stay Crisis
May 20, 2015
Jyotirmaya Nanda, M.D., testifies on behalf of the AHA to the Senate's Special Committee on Aging on the increase in the use of observation stays.
May 12, 2015
AHA letter to Rep. Fred Upton regarding his 21st Century Cures Discussion Draft released April 30.
[PDF] AHA Statement on Rural Health
May 7, 2015
AHA statement on rural health.
[PDF] AHA Statement on Advancing Telehealth through Connectivity
May 1, 2015
AHA statement before the Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the U.S. Senate.
[PDF] AHA to Rep. Fred Upton Re: Telehealth Discussion Draft
January 26, 2015
AHA letter to Representative Fred Upton regarding his discussion draft of legislation on Advancing Telehealth Opportunities in Medicare.