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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Dec 1, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) writes to provide feedback on the cybersecurity policy proposals released in Senator Mark R. Warner's report last month. Cybersecurity is, at its core, a necessary element of patient safety for hospitals and health systems.
Dec 1, 2022
The AHA believes physical and mental health care are inextricably linked, and everyone deserves access to quality behavioral health care. We write to encourage Congress to take steps to provide relief to those seeking and administering behavioral health care.
Dec 1, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) continued discussions on its safety-net proposal, payment alignment across ambulatory settings and payments to primary care clinicians. As the Commission continues its deliberations, we would like to share our thoughts, suggestions and concerns related to these issues.
Dec 1, 2022
The AHA shares CMS’ goals to improve patient access to provider information and to facilitate health information exchange and data reporting. However, we are concerned that adding one more provider directory requirement will not support patients in accessing the information they need about their care providers.
Dec 1, 2022
The AHA urges the DEA to release proposed rules for the Special Registration for Telemedicine as soon as possible. Doing so is necessary to ensure an appropriate feedback period and time for hospitals and health systems to comply with requirements.
Nov 30, 2022
The undersigned health care organizations are writing to urge Congress to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (Statutory PAYGO) sequester from taking effect at the end of this session of Congress.
Nov 14, 2022
Representatives of our nation’s hospitals and health systems, ask Congressional leaders to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester from taking effect.
Nov 4, 2022
The AHA provides comments in response to the CMS' Request for Information regarding advanced explanation of benefits and Good Faith Estimates for covered individuals.