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 5, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician fee schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2021.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA's comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule regarding treatment of Medicare Advantage (MA)/Medicare Part C data in calculating a hospital’s disproportionate patient percentage (DPP) for fiscal years preceding fiscal year (FY) 2014.
Sep 29, 2020
AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management yesterday urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow for at least one year of extended enforcement discretion for its information blocking rule.
Sep 29, 2020
AHA provides input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).
Sep 25, 2020
The American Hospital Association asks the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements outlined in your June 19 frequently asked question that defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Sep 22, 2020
Nearly 30 representatives encourage House leaders to modify in the next COVID-19 response package impending thresholds for qualifying participants in Advanced Alternative Payment Models, which they said threaten to “derail” the movement to value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
Sep 18, 2020
AHA's input on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Scoring Criteria request for information (RFI).
Sep 18, 2020
The AHA requests that the Department of Health and Human Services revise certain FAQs that place problematic restrictions on the use of some CARES Act Provider Relief Fund dollars.
Sep 8, 2020
AHA comments on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine.