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

Apr 24, 2018
AHA letter to FCC regarding concern about the unexpected and significant funding cuts for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program participants, announced in March by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the program administrator. 
Apr 23, 2018
AHA comments to CMS on the proposed rule amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration health insurance.
Apr 23, 2018
AHA comments to the House Subcommittee on Health Energy and Commerce on bills related to the opioid crisis.
Apr 12, 2018
As the nation continues to struggle with the devastating public health crisis created by the opioid epidemic, it is encouraging to see the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions take
Apr 10, 2018
AHA reiterates support for legislation to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA.
Mar 26, 2018
AHA comments on the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposed rule regarding certain statutory conscience protections.
Mar 26, 2018
Medicare pays long-term care hospitals less than half the cost of care for site-neutral cases under the LTCH prospective payment system, AHA told CMS.
Mar 26, 2018
The AHA Friday submitted comments to Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs.