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.

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Jan 14, 2020
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC, or the Commission) will vote this month on payment recommendations for 2021.
Dec 20, 2019
The AHA commented on the Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidance for industry and FDA staff on clinical decision support software as part of the agency’s efforts to implement Section 3060(a) of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Dec 18, 2019
By proposing a new safe harbor for patient engagement tools and creating three new safe harbors for value-based arrangements, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has taken “the first steps toward much needed reform” of the federal anti-kickback statute and civil monetary penalty rules regarding beneficiary inducements,
Dec 16, 2019
The AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend for 60 days – until March 17 – the comment period for its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule.  
Dec 16, 2019
The AHA today shared comments with congressional leaders as they are working to develop a framework for a “Cures 2.0,” legislative package that builds on the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law in December 2016. 
Dec 16, 2019
The AHA applauded “the new direction” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking to modify, modernize and clarify the physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law, to “provide space for the types of innovative arrangements among hospitals and physicians that can enhance care coordination, improve quality and reduce costs.” 
Dec 13, 2019
AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership today voiced support for the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act (S.
Dec 11, 2019
This is a downloadable Model Letter to Submit Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule on Stark Law that the AHA has created for your use.
Dec 6, 2019
AHA comments on the House Ways & Means Committee Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force request for information (RFI).
Dec 3, 2019
The American Hospital Association's comments on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) discussions on consolidation within the health care field as well as graduate medical educat