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.


Jan 11, 2019
AHA provides feedback on the Food and Drug Administration’s request for comments on the public meeting, “Identifying the Root Causes of Drug Shortages and Finding Enduring Solutions.
Dec 27, 2018
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the International Pricing Index model for Medicare Part B drugs.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals “strongly believe that any public policy solution to resolve surprise bills must protect patients by prohibiting balance billing and by limiting patients’ cost-sharing to an in-network amount,” the organizations Dec. 21 told members of Congress.
Dec 21, 2018
AHA's comments on the proposed rule from the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services that would change how employers may use health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to help employees finance health care coverage
Dec 21, 2018
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule that would set forth policy changes for the 2020 and 2021 Medicare Advantage (MA) plan years.
Dec 21, 2018
AHA comments on the guidance modifying the regulations governing waivers under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act.
Dec 20, 2018
AHA expresses concerns about the recent Department of Health and Human Services OIG audit report.
Dec 17, 2018
The AHA voiced support for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to require drug pricing transparency in direct-to-consumer television advertisements and encouraged the agency to
Dec 14, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission’s approach to reviewing hospital mergers “is overbroad, does not properly cred
Dec 11, 2018
AHA letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing strong support for House passage of H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.