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.


Sep 28, 2022
The Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1330 / S. 4130 and any other legislation that would repeal or weaken current law limiting self-referral to physician owned hospitals.
Sep 28, 2022
AHA comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to reinstate the regulatory protections against discrimination in covered health care programs and activities contained in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 27, 2022
The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) urge the CMS not to include a convening/co-provider framework when implementing the Advanced Explanation of Benefits and insured good faith estimate provisions under the No Surprises Act.
Sep 26, 2022
AHA comments to MedPAC regarding topics to be discussed at the commissioner’s September meeting.
Sep 26, 2022
A coalition of organizations, including the AHA, urge the Department of Health and Human Services to consider postponing for one year the Oct. 6 deadline for health care providers to begin sharing all electronic protected health information in a designated record set, as defined under HIPAA, to ensure they understand the requirements and have the technology to support them.
Sep 26, 2022
AHA thanks Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., for introducing a House companion to the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act (S.3904/H.R.8806),
Sep 13, 2022
AHA comments on the CMS' hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2023.
Sep 8, 2022
Organizations that represent laboratories, health care providers, laboratory professionals, and diagnostic manufacturers urge Congress to take action to protect patient access to clinical laboratory services.
Sep 6, 2022
AHA comments on the CMS’ Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for calendar year 2023.
Aug 31, 2022
AHA comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding the Medicare Advantage program.