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 21, 2020
AHA letter to Ways & Means Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady thanking them for addressing surprise medical billing as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
Dec 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515
Dec 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515
Dec 18, 2020
Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and John Thune, R-S.D., introduced the Improving Seniors' Tmely Access to Care Act (S. 5044), bipartisan legislation that would require Medicare Advantage plans to establish an electronic prior authorization system and provide “real-time” decisions for routine services and items. This bipartisan legislation makes tremendous strides toward streamlining the prior authorization process, and the AHA looks forward to working with Senator Brown in the next Congress to address this critical issue for patients and providers.
Dec 17, 2020
Our members provide health care to the more than 62 million Medicare beneficiaries. We urge you to include in year-end legislation an extension of the congressionally-enacted moratorium on the application of the Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE).
Dec 13, 2020
The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives
Dec 11, 2020
The AHA expresses support for the bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R.
Dec 11, 2020
The AHA expresses support for the bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 4349), legislation that aims to reduce and prevent burnout, behavioral disorders and suicide among health care professionals.
Dec 9, 2020
The 115 undersigned national organizations dedicated to improving maternal health urge you to swiftly pass the bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) and the bipartisan Helping MOMS Act of 2020 (H.R. 4996) as soon as possible – whether as part of the next spending package or another appropriate legislative vehicle before the end of the 116th Congress. Final passage of H.R. 4995 and H.R. 4996 is a critical and foundational next step in Congress’ work to address maternal mortality and improve maternal health.