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.

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Aug 16, 2022
AHA comments to CMS on the calendar year (CY) 2023 HH prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule.
Aug 1, 2022
The AHA joined 62 other national organizations in urging leaders of the Senate Judiciary committee to pass the bipartisan Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act before the end of this legislative session.
Aug 1, 2022
The AHA joined 62 other national organizations in urging leaders of the House Judiciary committee to pass the bipartisan Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act before the end of this legislative session.
Aug 1, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Beyond administering life-saving medical care to individual patients, all hospitals provide incomparable value to their communities by opening their doors to everyone who needs care, as well as working in partnership with others to improve and sustain the health of all of those in their communities.
Jul 29, 2022
AHA urges HHS to renew the COVID-19 public health emergency due to expire in October.
Jul 28, 2022
AHA letter to Representatives Gregory Murphy, M.D. and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. voicing support for their bill, the ravel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act.
Jul 27, 2022
In a letter to Representatives Richard Neal, and Kevin Brady, AHA voices support for the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022 (H.R. 8487).
Jul 22, 2022
We write to share our concerns about Critical Access Hospitals’ (CAHs) ability to continue providing high quality care to rural Americans after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) expires.
Jul 20, 2022
AHA supports allowing Medicare beneficiaries who seek treatment for mental health disorders to receive their care through audio-only services. AHA also supports removing the requirement for Medicare patients to receive an in-person visit prior to receiving mental health services through telehealth.
Jul 11, 2022
The AHA and eight other national organizations urge Congress to quickly extend the American Rescue Plan Act’s enhanced premium tax credits for health coverage purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which are set to expire this year.