January 1, 2020
Please submit your comments by Jan. 29; AHA will submit its own, more extensive comments
The AHA has developed a model comment letter for hospitals and health systems to use to submit comments to the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the departments) on their proposal to require health plans to disclose all of their negotiated rates, as well as personalized cost-sharing information. The letter includes language detailing our concerns with the proposal to require the disclosure of negotiated rates, and encourages the departments not to finalize this proposal. Click here to download the model letter.
Please update the letter with your organization’s information and submit it on your letterhead before the Jan. 29 deadline. All comments must be submitted before 5 p.m. ET. Please refer to file code CMS-9915-P when you submit your letter. You may submit electronic comments at https://www.regulations.gov/ by following the instructions under the "submit a comment" tab.
For questions on the model letter, please contact Ariel Levin, AHA senior associate director of policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AHA will submit its own, more extensive comments on these policies, in addition to our comments on the other policies proposed in the rule.