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 20, 2018
AHA letter to the House expressing support of H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety (OPPS) Act, which would align 42 CFR Part 2 with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations.
Jun 12, 2018
On behalf of our 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) is pleased to support the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act.
Jun 12, 2018
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership supporting the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018.
Jun 7, 2018
The American Hospital Association and others support Senators Grassley and Feinstein of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their leadership and commitment to reducing out-of-control prescription dr
Jun 6, 2018
AHA letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health’s discussion draft, titled the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018.”
May 24, 2018
AHA responds to the Food and Drug Administration’s Medical Device Safety Action Plan, particularly with regard to advancing medical device cybersecurity.
May 23, 2018
AHA's comment on the CMS proposed rule to amend requirements that states assess their Medicaid fee-for-service provider payments to determine if they are sufficient to ensure beneficiary access to covered services.
May 22, 2018
AHA letter to Senators Alexander and Murray expressing support for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s bipartisan reauthorization of the hospital and public health preparedness programs contained within S. 2852, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018.