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 27, 2021
AHA letter to Senator Coons, Senator Booker and Senator Durbin expressing support for the Preventing and Addressing Trauma with Health Services (PATHS) Act (S. 2873).
Oct 25, 2021
In a letter to Sens. AHA expresses support for the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort Act (S. 2114).
Oct 21, 2021
The Honorable Susan M. Collins                       The Honorable Tina Smith
Oct 21, 2021
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., introduced the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act, AHA-supported legislation that would eliminate the Medicare program’s 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric days in freestanding psychiatric facilities.
Oct 20, 2021
The American Hospital Association expresses support of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021 (S. 3018).
Oct 19, 2021
AHA comments on the Proposed Rule Related to Enforcement of the No Surprises Act (NSA).
Oct 18, 2021
The AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to revise and reissue recent proposed regulations streamlining prior authorization requirements within certain coverage programs; consider additional regulations to limit care delays; and conduct oversight and enforcement for plans who have demonstrated problematic prior authorization usage in the past.
Oct 14, 2021
A coalition of hospital and physician organizations, including the AHA, urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give Medicare accountable care organizations the option to use pre-pandemic spending benchmarks to set financial targets beginning in performance year 2022.
Oct 11, 2021
This letter to CMS reiterates AHA’s position that the agency’s Most Favored Nation Proposed Rule should be withdrawn.
Oct 8, 2021
AHA responds to the agency’s most recent information collection notice proposing an IRF review choice demonstration (RCD).