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

Aug 26, 2022
AHA voices support for the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals (ARCH) Act.
Aug 26, 2022
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed conditions of participation (CoPs) for rural emergency hospitals (REHs) and CAHs.
Aug 26, 2022
AHA urges the Bureau of Land Management to take steps to protect Americans’ health prior to executing the final sale of the Federal Helium Reserve near Amarillo, Texas.
Aug 23, 2022
The AHA letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, cautioning against softening standards designed to maintain the safety and quality of laboratory testing in the U.S., including those regulating the professionals who staff the nation’s Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified labs.
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.