May 6, 2020
Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are working on proposals for the next COVID-19 relief package. While timing for the next package is still uncertain, previous COVID-19 relief legislation have come together quickly, so it is important to engage with your lawmakers immediately.
Contact Your Senators and Representative, and Urge Them to Provide Additional Funding for Hospitals and Health Systems
Apr 13, 2020
Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are poised to discuss proposals for the next COVID-19 relief package to combat the pandemic. It is urgent that you contact your senators and representative today and urge them to provide additional funding of at least $100 billion for hospitals and…
Mar 23, 2020
Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration continue to negotiate a third spending package related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES/S. 3548); however, the Senate legislative…
Mar 19, 2020
Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are working on proposals for a third spending package related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While legislative language has not been formally unveiled yet, a package is expected to come together very quickly.
Mar 12, 2020
The House of Representatives today is expected to vote on a supplemental funding package, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, released last night by House Democratic leaders related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Feb 24, 2020
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Approved by the House Ways and Means Committee The House returns to Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, and legislation to address surprise medical bills remains under consideration. House and committee leaders will need to…
Action Alert: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Ways and Means Committee’s Surprise Medical Billing Legislation
Feb 14, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week advanced separate legislation to address surprise medical bills. These pieces of legislation also are different from a December agreement between leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee…
Action Alert: Contact Your Legislators on Surprise Billing Legislation to be Marked Up in House Committees
Feb 10, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week will mark up their own legislation to address surprise medical bills. The Ways and Means markup is Feb. 12 and the Education and Labor markup is Feb. 11.
Jan 21, 2020
The AHA has developed a model comment letter for hospitals and health systems to use to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on its proposed regulation related to Medicaid program financing and supplemental payments. Because the proposed rule would severely curtail…
Action Alert: Model Comment Letter on Proposed Rule Requiring Health Plans to Disclose Negotiated Rates and Personalized Cost-sharing Information
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…