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 3, 2019
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) multifaceted proposed rule to promote electronic health information.
May 29, 2019
AHA, health organizations letter to Representatives Frank Pallone and Greg Walden regarding the No Surprises Act.
May 29, 2019
AHA, health organizations urge Congress to take prompt action to lower health insurance premiums.
May 28, 2019
The AHA responds to Representatives Frank Pallone and Greg Walden request for information related to the development of the No Surprises Act.
May 24, 2019
AHA response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ request for information on the Geographic Population-Based Payment model option of the Primary Cares Initiative
May 17, 2019
AHA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for considering the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.
May 8, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Kilmer expressing support of H.R. 2552, the “Protecting Local Access to Care for Everyone Act.” 
May 6, 2019
The AHA today expressed support for the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (H.R.1767/S. 824), bipartisan legislation that would renew and expand an innovative demonstration program that expands access to treatment of mental illnesses and substance use disorders through community-based clinics.
May 6, 2019
The AHA supports the administration’s goal of expanding access to coverage and increasing competition between health plans, but does not believe that efforts to facilitate the sale of insurance across state lines “will achieve either of those goals in a meaningful way,” the association said today, responding to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for input on how to enhance insurers’ ability to sell individual health insurance across state lines.