Action Alert

Jun 9, 2022
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) April 18 issued its inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), LTCHs and PPS-exempt cancer…
Jun 7, 2022
Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., and Larry Bucshon, M.D., R-Ind., today introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022, legislation that would extend to health care workers federal protections against workplace violence, similar to those afforded to aircraft and airport…
May 26, 2022
As Congress begins its scheduled district and state work periods, the AHA is asking hospital and health system leaders to contact their lawmakers and urge them to halt further cuts to hospital payments.
Apr 22, 2022
As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, discussions will resume on a potential COVID-19 relief package, giving us an opportunity for our priorities to be included in this or other legislation before the Memorial Day recess. Other sectors, such as restaurants, gyms and hospitality…
Apr 8, 2022
Congress is leaving town for a two-week district work period without addressing any of the issues critical to dealing with COVID-19. That means Congress will likely resume discussions on a COVID-19 package when they return to Washington giving us an opportunity to get our priorities in the mix.
Mar 30, 2022
As Congress and the Administration continue to discuss potential legislation that would provide additional resources to address the challenges caused by COVID-19, it is imperative that hospital and health system leaders contact their lawmakers and urge support for a number of priorities to…
Mar 1, 2022
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., and part of its focus will be passing a package that funds the federal government through October.
Feb 23, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 12 released a proposed rule for the Medicare Advantage program, which includes a request for information (RFI) on prior authorization for hospital transfers to post-acute care settings during a public health emergency.
Feb 9, 2022
Please contact your senators today and urge them to cosponsor the Provider Relief Fund Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow hospitals and health systems to access quickly the remaining funds from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and give them more flexibility in how and when…
Jan 31, 2022
With both the delta and omicron variants exerting tremendous strain on our health care system, we are calling on Congress to include a number of key priorities to support hospitals and caregivers as part of a must-pass legislative package next month. Congress must pass legislation by Feb. 18 to…