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.


Jun 28, 2023
AHA comments on the proposals to increase transparency in provider payment rates, expand stakeholder and beneficiary engagement, and improve access to home and community-based services.
Jun 27, 2023
AHA comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standards for the use of ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices.
Jun 14, 2023
AHA comments to the CMS on Reauthorization of the SUPPORT Act.
Jun 12, 2023
Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., a bipartisan group of over 30 senators today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to consider reevaluating the proposed payment update in the
Jun 12, 2023
A bipartisan group of 87 representatives urged (LINK) the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reevaluate its proposed payment update for the inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2024, expressing concern that the proposed update does not accurately reflect the current costs of providing care to patients or the high financial pressures that hospitals face.
Jun 5, 2023
AHA urges HRSA to restore policy for 340B hospitals with new outpatient facilities.
Jun 5, 2023
AHA comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2024 SNF prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule.