Action Alert

Jan 17, 2020
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…
Dec 13, 2019
Reject any cuts to hospital services as pay-fors As Congress finalizes work on year-end legislation, they are considering a number of key issues affecting hospitals and health systems. These include further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital cuts and addressing surprise…
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…
Dec 2, 2019
As Congress enters the home stretch for 2019, they are considering a number of key hospital and health system issues as part of year-end legislation. These include addressing surprise medical bills and further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts. In addition, it is our…
Oct 1, 2019
Members of Congress are in their home districts and states for the next two weeks, and it is an excellent opportunity to talk with your lawmakers about important issues they will consider when they return to Washington, D.C.
Sep 18, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its hospital outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020 proposes to require that hospitals publicly post on the internet a machine-readable file containing both gross charges and “payer-specific negotiated charges”…
Jul 16, 2019
Improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S. is a top priority for hospital and health systems. While the field has worked hard to improve outcomes, we must continue to pursue advancements in maternal care. Mothers can be at risk from the first days of pregnancy through the postpartum period…
Jul 10, 2019
The House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee this week is expected to mark up the No Surprises Act – draft bipartisan legislation focused on ending surprise billing. A full Committee markup could then quickly follow.
Jul 1, 2019
Leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee may move to mark up the No Surprises Act – draft bipartisan legislation focused on ending surprise billing – as soon as Subcommittee members return from the Independence Day recess the week of July 8.