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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May 14, 2020
The AHA today provided comments on a number of provisions affecting hospitals and health systems that were included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act — a
May 7, 2020
The AHA and other national hospital organizations today asked congressional leaders to include in the next COVID-19 legislative package provisions to shield from unwarranted liability the health care facilities and providers treating patients during the pandemic.
May 7, 2020
The The American Hospital Association expresses support for the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Extension Act of 2020. 
May 6, 2020
The AHA urged the American Bankers Association to encourage its member financial institutions to commit to working expeditiously with hospital and health system borrowers who are unable to meet financial and operating covenants because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support relief from regulatory or other requirements that limit the lenders’ ability to provide much-needed liquidity.
May 1, 2020
As the front-line caregivers in the COVID-19 crisis, hospitals and health systems, nurses, physicians and other health care providers are working around the clock to provide the care that our communities and patients need. It is clear that COVID-19 continues to test the capacity of America’s health care system and its caregivers on a daily basis. While we greatly appreciate the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Payment Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act and the valuable resources they provided, additional support is urgently needed to ensure that care can continue to be given. 
May 1, 2020
AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership yesterday voiced strong support (LINK) for the Healthca
May 1, 2020
AHA, together with five other organizations, urges Attorney General Barr to announce that the Department of Justice will exercise prosecutorial discretion and decline to pursue or prosecute alleged violations of the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and the Physician Self-Referral Administration as hospitals respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Apr 28, 2020
AHA, others make an urgent request that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issue a rule as soon as possible on the 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, a