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.


Jul 17, 2019
AHA comments on provisions of the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act.
Jun 28, 2019
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed guidance for hospital co-location with other hospitals or health care facilities.
Jun 26, 2019
AHA applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for considering legislation to improve the quality of and access to critical services for Medicare beneficiaries, help train the physician workforce of the future and reduce the administrative burden on rural hospitals.
Jun 25, 2019
AHA, health organizations agree with the Committee’s goal, outlined in the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S.1895), to give America’s families needed protection from the problem of “surprise medical b
Jun 24, 2019
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Jun 21, 2019
AHA comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) on the revised version of bill (S. 1895) that was released June 19.
Jun 21, 2019
AHA comments on the LTCH provisions in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient and LTCH prospective payment systems.
Jun 21, 2019
AHA's comment on differences among various consumer price indexes produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and how these differences might influence the estimation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM).
Jun 20, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Richard Neal expressing strong support of a provision of legislation, H.R. 3300.
Jun 18, 2019
AHA's comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule on the SNF prospective payment system.