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

Apr 12, 2021
Fourteen organizations, including the AHA, urge the Department of Health and Human Services to extend the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization model through 2022, and create a permanent full-risk ACO option based on it for the future.
Apr 9, 2021
AHA voices support for Biden nominee, Andrea Palm, for HHS Deputy Secretary.
Apr 9, 2021
AHA voices support for Biden Nominee, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, for CMS Administrator.
Mar 31, 2021
AHA shares initial recommendations for priorities to include in infrastructure legislative package.
Mar 31, 2021
The AHA and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists urge the Food and Drug Administration to take appropriate enforcement action to protect patients from a payer-mandated drug distribution model known as “white bagging.”
Mar 31, 2021
AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure hospitals currently participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program continue to have access to the program despite changes in their payer mix as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Mar 31, 2021
Twenty organizations, including the AHA, urge congressional appropriators to provide $485 million in fiscal year 2022 funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program.
Mar 30, 2021
The AHA offers initial recommendations to the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor as they develop guidance to implement the No Surprises Act.
Mar 30, 2021
The AHA asks that commissioners consider the following issues as they recommend changes that would have a significant impact on hospitals, health systems and the Medicare patients we serve.
Mar 25, 2021
AHA letter to Representative Joe Courtney expressing concern with the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195)