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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Feb 13, 2019
AHA letter to The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo, Chairwoman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding important issues in legislation being considered  (H.R.
Feb 12, 2019
On behalf of the nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the request for information (RFI) on modifying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules to improve coordinated care.
Feb 12, 2019
AHA comments on HHS' request for information on modifying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules to improve coordinated care.
Feb 11, 2019
AHA letter to Senator Robert Menendez expressing support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients' access to care.
Feb 1, 2019
The AHA and three other national hospital groups today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone the February publication of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on the Hospital Compare website.
Jan 28, 2019
AHA comments on draft report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology entitled “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use to of Health IT and EHRs.”
Jan 25, 2019
AHA comments to CMS regarding proposed regulation to modernize Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage programs to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket.expenses.
Jan 24, 2019
Letter to the CMS expresses concern with the application deadline of February 19, 2019 for Accountable Care Organizations applying to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program beginning in July 2019.
Jan 24, 2019
AHA comments on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s proposed recommendations related to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program.
Jan 22, 2019
AHA, other health organizations express concerns with the application deadline of February 19, 2019 for Accountable Care Organizations applying to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program beginning July 1, 2019.