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.


Nov 15, 2018
AHA shares insights on addressing social risk factors with the Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 14, 2018
AHA letter to Congressional leadership expressing support to advance legislation – H.R. 1318/S. 1112  to reduce maternal mortality in the United States. 
Nov 8, 2018
AHA letter to Treasury Department on Excise Tax on Investment Income of Colleges and Universities.
Nov 5, 2018
AHA opposes tariffs that have been imposed on medical equipment and medical products imported from China that are used in hospitals, as well as potential tariffs under consideration that would impact the health care field.
Oct 30, 2018
AHA expresses support for the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112), as amended and passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in July, and the discussion draft version of the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018 (H.R. 1318).
Oct 23, 2018
On behalf of our approximately 5,000 hospitals and health system members, the American Hospital Association (AHA) requests immediate clarification of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service
Oct 19, 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
Oct 17, 2018
Joint letter from AHA and six other national hospital associations to HHS affirming hospital and health system commitment to interoperability, while stating that Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation are not an appropriate vehicle to achieve interoperability.