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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Jun 30, 2020
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, Children's Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals, which brought a lawsuit challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital price transparency rule, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to delay the effective date of the rule until the matter is settled by the courts.
Jun 29, 2020
AHA provides input on the ideas set forth in “Preparing for the Next Pandemic.” a white paper authored by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Jun 26, 2020
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily extend certain waivers and make others permanent beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency to allow hospitals to provide better and more cost effective care to their patients and communities.
Jun 24, 2020 by Tom Nickels
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including 3,000 post-acute care providers, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of resetting the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Jun 19, 2020
The AHA urged the Secretary of Health and Human Services to extend the public health emergency beyond its current July 25, 2020 expiration date so health care providers can continue to offer the most efficient and effective care possible during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 19, 2020
RE: Daily Data Collection on COVID-19 to Inform Critical Federal Decisions  Dear Dr. Birx: 
Jun 19, 2020
AHA comments on the proposed rule on grants, contracts, and other agreements: fraud and abuse; information blocking; Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) civil money penalty (CMP) rules.
Jun 19, 2020
AHA expresses support of the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020.
Jun 19, 2020
In a letter to Congresswoman Cindy Axne, the AHA expresses support of the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020.