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

Mar 25, 2021
In a letter Senators Marsha Blackburn, Richard Durbin, Lisa Murkowski, and Tina Smith, the AHA expresses support for the Rural America Health Corps Act (S.924).
Mar 25, 2021
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the AHA expresses concerns about the recent denials of our members’ requests for a “mid-build exception.” These denials result in inappropriately reduced payment rates for items and services furnished by certain off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs) that first billed Medicare for services furnished on or after Nov. 2, 2015. 
Mar 23, 2021
AHA letter to Senators Rober Menendez, Charles E. Schumer and John Boozman, expressing support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (S.834).
Mar 18, 2021
AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the five-year window for building medical residency programs to account for the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Mar 17, 2021
AHA letter to Senators, John Thune, Rob Portman, Shelley Moore Capito, Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow and Ben Cardin expressing support for legislation, S. 773.
Mar 17, 2021
AHA letter to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, expressing concern with UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare.
Mar 16, 2021
AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to align the Hospital Price Transparency Rule with new transparency requirements included in the No Surprises Act.
Mar 12, 2021
AHA to Rep. Tom Reed expressing support for the Rural Hospital Support Act.
Mar 12, 2021
AHA letter to Representative Tom Reed expressing support for the Rural Hospital Support Act.
Mar 11, 2021
AHA along with four other health organizations urge Congress to extend the moratorium on sequester cuts to Medicare providers.