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.
AHA, businesses and insurance providers send letter to Congress to keep Americans covered during the COVID-19 pandemicApr 28, 2020
A coalition led by the American Hospital Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and comprising nearly 30 other organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging swift action to protect Americans’ health care coverage in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 27, 2020
AHA expresses concern with the distribution of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, which has left many hospitals and health systems on the front lines with limited resources to serve their communities.
Apr 24, 2020
AHA supports extending the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model for an additional three years, but only on a voluntary basis, the association told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Apr 23, 2020
Dear Secretary Azar and Administrator Verma:
Apr 21, 2020
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide flexibility in the administration of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to better enable these hospitals to serve their communities during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Apr 19, 2020
As you continue discussions with other congressional leaders and the Administration on the next COVID-19 package, we urge you to continue to prioritize additional support to ensure hospitals and health systems have what they need to protect their patients, communities and caregivers.
Apr 18, 2020
We urge the President to prioritize additional support to ensure hospitals and health systems continue to have what they need to protect their patients, communities and caregivers. Many hospitals are in dire circumstances as they face the biggest financial crisis in history.
Apr 16, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems, physicians and nurses urge the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to mobilize its agencies and use its existing authorities to identify and address disparities in the federal response to COVID-19, including increasing the availability of testing, ensuring access to equitable treatment and disseminating timely, relevant, culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive public health information.
Apr 16, 2020
Dear Secretary Azar:
Apr 13, 2020
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and