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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Mar 15, 2020
America’s hospitals deeply appreciate Congress’s swift and effective efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Your recent bipartisan action provides much needed assistance for patients and hospitals, especially our workforce on the front lines of this pandemic, and reassures all Americans of Congress’s unwavering commitment to take the actions needed to ensure their health and safety.
Mar 15, 2020
AHA, AAMC, CHA and FAH letter to assure the Surgeon General and the nation’s leadership that hospitals across the country are actively preparing, planning, and executing our emergency plans to stop the threat of COVID-19, and to provide the medical care that the American people will expect and need during this national emergency.
Mar 12, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Nurses Association(ANA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) asks the President to declare the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a disaster or emergency under the Stafford Act or the National Emergencies Act.
Mar 11, 2020
AHA asks the President to declare the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a disaster or emergency under the Stafford Act or the National Emergencies Act. This step is necessary to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar the authority to take critical actions, such as providing 1135 waivers, to ensure that health care services and sufficient health care items are available to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 10, 2020
The AHA submitted its comments to the Office of Management and Budget regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to collect pricing data on Hospital Survey for Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs (SCODs) from all hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Mar 9, 2020
AHA expresses concern with the lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Attorney General of Pennsylvania to challenge the
Mar 6, 2020
The AHA March 5 expressed support for legislation (S. 3399) to extend for five additional years the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) demonstration. Launched in 2016, the FCHIP aims to better integrate and coordinate care, and reduce avoidable hospitalizations, admissions and transfers to distant providers.
Mar 5, 2020
The AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to take a number of regulatory actions that would help hospitals and health systems better prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Among other actions, AHA urged HHS to enable broader use of telehealth and help preserve the supply of N95 respirators.
Mar 5, 2020
AHA, health organizations letter to Senate Chairman, Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray, expressing support of S.2723 - The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act.
Mar 5, 2020
 AHA, health organizations letter to Representatives Peters, Engel, Eshoo, Schrader, Guthrie, Hudson, McCaul, and Bilirakis, supporting the Preventing Drug Shortages Act.