Throughout the year, the AHA comments on a vast number of proposed and interim final rules put forth by the federal regulatory agencies. In addition, AHA communicates with federal legislators to convey the hospital field's position on potential legislative changes that would impact patients and patient care. Below are the most recent letters from the AHA to these bodies.
AHA, Other Health Organizations Urge Senate to Include Provider Relief Funding In Reconciliation PackageFeb 25, 2021
The AHA along with eight other health organizations urge Congress to provide additional funding for health care providers in the current reconciliation package.
Feb 22, 2021
AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services to make the process for hospitals to report data to the HHS TeleTracking COVID-19 Portal and other platforms as efficient, transparent and valuable as possible.
Feb 19, 2021
AHA letter to Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Roy Blunt expressing support of their legislation, the Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act.
Feb 18, 2021
AHA letter to Senators Senator Patty Murray and Richard Burr expressing support for the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
AHA Concerns and Comments Re: CMS—10765: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed CollectionFeb 16, 2021
AHA asks the CMS to withdraw its proposed IRF review choice demonstration.
Feb 11, 2021
The AHA strongly supports MedPAC's continued conversations of the postpandemic future of telehealth policy.
Feb 4, 2021
AHA expresses support for the Ensuring Coverage in Public Health Emergencies Act (H.R. 526), legislation that would automatically trigger a special enrollment period so consumers can apply for Marketplace or employer-sponsored coverage during a public health emergency.
AHA Urges FTC to Examine Anticompetitive Behavior by Nurse-Staffing Agencies and Commercial InsurersFeb 4, 2021
The AHA requests that the Federal Trade Commission use its resources to tackle several issues that are adversely impacting hospitals as well as reconsider its recently announced retrospective study of mergers between physician groups and health care facilities.
Feb 4, 2021
Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expressing deep concerns regarding a series of UnitedHealthcare health plan coverage policies.
Feb 1, 2021
The AHA expresses support for the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act (H.R. 315), legislation that would eliminate Medicare sequester cuts during the COVID-19 public health emergency.