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

Oct 29, 2020
In a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative Greg Walden, AHA expresses strong support for the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Oct 23, 2020
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigates health insurance company performance during the COVID-1
Oct 21, 2020
AHA, others express concern that persistent high COVID-19 rates will continue to stress the entire health care system and urge Congress to pass legislation that would extend the congressionally-enacted moratorium on the application of the Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE).
Oct 20, 2020
AHA again urge the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to delay the start date for its new radiation oncology alternative payment model until Jan. 1, 2022.
Oct 20, 2020
AHA urges CMMI to reconsider sudden changes to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model effective Jan. 1, especially the move to clinical episode service line groups.
Oct 20, 2020
AHA comments on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s proposal to add additional counties – specifically, outlying Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) counties with no Urbanized Area (UA) – to its list of areas eligible to receive services funded by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s rural health grants. 
Oct 16, 2020
AHA follows up on our previous correspondence on the serious situation Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca and Sanofi are creating for the nation’s most vulnerable communities by refusing to comply with the requirements of the 340B program to sell to contract pharmacies at the discounts required by section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
Oct 14, 2020
As organizations representing nearly 5,000 hospitals and health systems, more than 1 million physicians, and more than 4 million registered nurses, we call on the Trump Administration to rescind Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. Each of the actions outlined in EO 13950 would effectively reverse decades of progress in combating racial inequality.
Oct 13, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Requiring Hospitalizations Measure.
Oct 9, 2020
The AHA joined five other national medical groups in urging the Department of Homeland Security to exclude foreign national physicians in the J-1 visa program from a proposed change to the process for extending certain non-immigrant visa stays in the United States.