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 30, 2018
AHA expresses support for the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112), as amended and passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in July, and the discussion draft version of the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018 (H.R. 1318).
Oct 23, 2018
On behalf of our approximately 5,000 hospitals and health system members, the American Hospital Association (AHA) requests immediate clarification of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service
Oct 19, 2018
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses
Oct 17, 2018
Joint letter from AHA and six other national hospital associations to HHS affirming hospital and health system commitment to interoperability, while stating that Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation are not an appropriate vehicle to achieve interoperability.
Oct 10, 2018
The American Hospital Association submits comments on how the Federal Communications Commission can encourage health care provider participation in its Connected Care Pilot Program.
Oct 9, 2018
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals write to urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide additional instruction to state surveyors and regional offices regarding the correct application of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA). We have recently been made aware of instances in which hospitals have been required by surveyors to take steps that are not in the best interest of the patient, nor in accord with current CMS rules and guidance.
Sep 25, 2018
AHA's comment on the Office of Inspector General’s Request for Information on ways to modify or add regulatory safe harbors and exceptions for the Anti-Kickback Statute and beneficiary inducement Civil Monetary Penalty.