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.
Mar 2, 2022
AHA urges HHS to ensure hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program do not lose access to the program as a result of changes in patterns of patient care due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
AHA Letter Re: Challenges Facing America’s Health Care Workforce as the U.S. Enters Third Year of COVID-19 PandemicMar 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
Letter to Senators Durbin and Portman expresses AHA’s support for the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act.
AHA Comments on the CMS’ Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule With Comment Period for FY 2022Feb 23, 2022
Commenting on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2022, the AHA expresses concern that the rule prioritizes Health Professional Shortage Areas and training time in HPSAs when distributing new graduate medical education slots to teaching hospitals, methods that do not reflect statutory intent and are operationally complicated.
Feb 8, 2022
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations turge congressional leaders to act quickly to ensure hospitals and health systems have the additional resources they need to continue to care for their communities and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional relief from Medicare sequester cuts in 2022.
Feb 4, 2022
AHA comments on a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 4, 2022
February 4, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Letter to CMS with AHA’s comments on proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023.
Jan 27, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
AHA member hospitals and health systems are committed to supporting the health care workforce. We support lifting the cap on Medicare-funded physician residencies; boosting support for nursing schools and faculty; providing scholarships and loan forgiveness; and, expediting visas for all highly trained foreign health care workers.