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

Jun 17, 2019
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the IRF prospective payment system.
Jun 14, 2019
AHA provides specific feedback to the Senate Bipartisan Working Group on the Stopping the Outrageous Practice (STOP) of Surprise Bills Act of 2019 (S. 1531).
Jun 13, 2019
AHA letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.
Jun 12, 2019
AHA comments on Medicare for All to House Ways and Means Committee.
Jun 6, 2019
The AHA voices support for legislation (S. 1399) to revise and extend federal programs to develop the nursing workforce recently introduced by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., and referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Jun 5, 2019
The AHA today submitted comments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on their bipartisan discussion draft legislation, the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019. The cost – and affordability – of health care in America affects all stakeholders, including patients and their families, employers, policymakers and care providers. And all stakeholders play a role in making care and coverage more affordable. Hospitals and health systems understand the importance of this issue and have been tackling it head on, taking steps to redesign care and implement operational efficiencies.
Jun 5, 2019
AHA’s comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission's request for comments in connection with the Commission's Certificate of Public Advantage Assessment Project and the June 18, 2019 workshop on the impact of COPAs.
Jun 4, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Eliot Engel expressing support H.R. 3022, the Patient Access Protection Act, legislation to repeal the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital reductions.
Jun 3, 2019
AHA's comment on HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule on interoperability, information blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.