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

Nov 30, 2021
AHA's letter of support to Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), David McKinley (R-WV), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and David Joyce R-OH) for the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort Act (H.R. 5699).
Nov 30, 2021
Twenty-five organizations, including the AHA, urge Congress to immediately extend the hold on payment cuts and private payer data reporting period under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule due to the continued COVID-19 public health emergency.
Nov 29, 2021
AHA, others urge Congress to prevent sequester, PAYGO cuts.
Nov 16, 2021
AHA’s Response to Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Information on Behavioral Health Care In the U.S.
Nov 15, 2021
Sens. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and David McKinley, R- W.Va., urge the White House to enlist federal agencies to investigate price gouging by nurse staffing agencies, to protect patients in dire need of life saving health care treatment and prevent conduct that is exacerbating the shortage of nurses and continuing to strain our health care system. 
Nov 15, 2021
The AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to quickly initiate rulemaking for a legislative provision (H.R. 7898) enacted by Congress this year to recognize certain recommended security practices when making determinations related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act audits, fines and resolution agreements.
Nov 11, 2021
As organizations representing hospitals and health systems from across the country, we are writing to ask you to remove the reductions to the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program and uncompensated care pools from H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better (BBB) Act.
Nov 2, 2021
AHA comments on recent Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussions on possible approaches to reducing spending on Part B drugs and biologicals, improving alternative payment models, and revising the hospital wage index.
Nov 1, 2021
AHA, others urge Congress to remove the reductions to the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program and uncompensated care pools from H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better (BBB) Act.
Oct 27, 2021
The AHA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 23 other health care and business organizations express opposition to the False Claims Amendments Act (S. 2428), legislation that would make it harder to dismiss meritless lawsuits and validly terminate an employee for unrelated performance issues.