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

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.
Jul 1, 2022
AHA comments on the forms providers may use to file complaints with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding implementation of the No Surprises Act.
Jun 28, 2022
AHA expresses concerned about some MA plans’ inappropriate restrictions on beneficiary access to medically necessary care, including those highlighted in a recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG),
Jun 27, 2022
AHA letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, Brooks-LaSure, expressing support for CMS’ continued focus on strengthening health insurance coverage and ensuring ease of enrollment and limited gaps in coverage, including proposed updates to Medicare enrollment and eligibility rules
Jun 24, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of the Protecting and Transforming Cyber Health Care (PATCH) Act (S.3983). AHA and its members are strongly committed to preparing for and preventing cyber-attacks.
Jun 23, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) urges Congress to call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023 in order to ensure that Medicare payments for acute care services more accurately reflect the cost of providing hospital care to patients and communities.