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.


Apr 15, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) request for information (RFI) regarding access to coverage and care in the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs.
Apr 11, 2022
AHA letter to Senator Casey and Senator Grassley, expressing support of the Rural Hospital Support Act (S. 4009).
Apr 7, 2022
The AHA writes to express our disappointment that Congress is adjourning for its April recess without providing Medicare sequester relief or critical financial assistance for hospitals and health systems serving their communities during this unprecedented public health crisis.
Mar 30, 2022
As the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice contemplate changes to their guidelines for horizontal and vertical mergers, AHA today urged the agencies to update the guidelines to properly recognize the benefits that hospital mergers produce.
Mar 28, 2022
AHA, hospital groups ask U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, to renew the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Mar 28, 2022
AHA letter to OSHA requesting a deadline extension for the comment period reopening of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) interim final rule establishing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on “Occupational Exposure to COVID–19” (Docket No. OSHA–2020–0004).
Mar 28, 2022
AHA letter to Senators Jack Rosen and Bill Cassidy, M.D. voicing support of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act (S.3904).
Mar 24, 2022
AHA requests Attorney General Merrick Garland's support for legislation that would protect health care workers from assault and intimidation.
Mar 23, 2022
Our nation’s health care workers deserve the same protections and the same commitment from the Department of Justice. We therefore urge Attorney General Merrick Garland to support legislation, modeled after 18 U.S.C. § 46504, that would provide similar protections as those that currently exist for flight crews and airport workers.
Mar 23, 2022
AHA urges Congress to provide immediate additional support for hospitals and health systems as COVID-19 challenges persist.