Letters

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.

Latest

Apr 12, 2018
As the nation continues to struggle with the devastating public health crisis created by the opioid epidemic, it is encouraging to see the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions take
Apr 10, 2018
AHA reiterates support for legislation to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA.
Mar 26, 2018
AHA comments on the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposed rule regarding certain statutory conscience protections.
Mar 26, 2018
Medicare pays long-term care hospitals less than half the cost of care for site-neutral cases under the LTCH prospective payment system, AHA told CMS.
Mar 26, 2018
The AHA Friday submitted comments to Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs.
Mar 19, 2018
AHA and other healthcare related organizations stress the importance of congressional action to lower healthcare premiums. 
Mar 16, 2018
AHA letter to Ways and Means Committee regarding policy recommendations to address the opioid epidemic.
Mar 9, 2018
AHA responds to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services' request for information on revisions to personnel regulations, proficiency testing (PT) referral, histocompatibility regulations, and fee regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988.