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Perspective: The Power of our Collective Voice

Sep 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.

Perspective: Your Senators Need to Hear from you on COVID-19 Relief Package

Jul 17, 2020
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, and the stakes are extremely high. The Senate will begin serious negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package, and we expect Congress to pass legislation before the August congressional recess.

Perspective: Putting Democracy into Action This Independence Day

Jul 2, 2020
As James Madison wrote in the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights, we have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We also have an important right that many in other countries don’t – the right to vote. These two rights go hand in hand as a foundation of our democracy.

Perspective: Regulatory and Legislative Actions Needed to Support Better Care

Jun 26, 2020
Expanding access to telehealth services to provide much more patient-centered, convenient care. Creating additional health care workforce capacity and avoiding workforce shortages. Removing barriers for patients and communities to access needed care.

Perspective: We care, we vote — making our voice heard in 2020

Jan 10, 2020
Election Day is fewer than 10 months away so get ready, get connected and get involved.

Perspective: Knocking down roadblocks to care for patients and providers

Nov 15, 2019
We’re proposing that CMS standardize prior authorization requirements and processes and increase its oversight of the health plans the agency regulates, including Medicare Advantage plans.

How to bolster the addiction-treatment workforce

Oct 23, 2019
In the AHA Stat Blog marking National Addiction Treatment Week, Raymond Waller, hospital administrator at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, Mich., and 2020 chair of AHA’s Behavioral Health Council, urges readers to ask their members of Congress to cosponsor this AHA-supported legislation to reduce the nation’s shortage of opioid treatment providers.

Perspective: Reducing the regulatory burden to improve coordinated patient care

Oct 18, 2019
By removing outdated barriers to teamwork, hospitals and doctors will be able to advance health in America.

Perspective: Engaging members to shape the future

Sep 20, 2019
Despite what they say about gridlock and nothing going on in Washington, there actually is a lot going on in real time that has a real impact on our field … and we have the opportunity to influence

Perspective: Gearing up for a busy September on Capitol Hill

Aug 16, 2019
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the important role AHA member hospitals and he