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.


Apr 12, 2019
AHA comments on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s  proposed recommendations related to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.
Apr 11, 2019
The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program is a vital investment in strengthening the pediatric workforce and access to care for children.
Apr 9, 2019
Health care is changing rapidly. The rise of consumerism, the digital economy, precision medicine, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, new high-tech entrants to the health care sector and affordability pressures all serve as catalysts for change. And America’s hospitals and health systems are leading the way forward. They continue to play an important role in serving our communities to meet today’s challenges and create a healthier tomorrow.
Apr 9, 2019
AHA letter to Ways and Means Committee on the Prescription Drug Sunshine, Transparency, Accountability and Reporting Act (H.R. 2113.
Apr 8, 2019
A Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General proposal to change drug discount safe harbors under the federal anti-kickback statute would likely increase premiums for Medic
Apr 3, 2019
AHA applauds the Committee on Energy and Commerce for considering legislation to lower prescription drug costs and strengthen the Affordable Care Act marketplaces to improve access and lower the co
Apr 2, 2019
A joint letter for the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and the Federation of American Hospitals lto Representatives Robert Scott and Virginia Foxx regarding a proposal f
Mar 27, 2019
AHA provides input to CMS regarding potential future changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital overall star ratings system.
Mar 27, 2019
AHA expressed support for legislation that would permanently extend the enforcement moratorium on direct supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services provided in critical access hos