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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Feb 20, 2019
Surprise bills can cause patients stress and financial burden at a time of particular vulnerability: when they are in need of medical care. Patients are at risk of incurring such bills during emergencies, as well as when they schedule care at an in-network facility without knowing the network status of all of the providers who may be involved in their care. We must work together to protect patients from surprise bills.
Feb 19, 2019
AHA letter to Congressional leaders requesting a delay the start of the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts, scheduled to begin in fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Feb 19, 2019
AHA writes to urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to consider alternative payment solutions for Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T) therapy.
Feb 19, 2019
AHA's comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ administrative simplification proposed rule to rescind the adoption of the standard unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) and Other Entity Identifier (OEID).
Feb 19, 2019
AHA's comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ administrative simplification proposed rule to rescind the adoption of the standard unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) and Other Entity Identifier (OEID).
Feb 15, 2019
AHA comments regarding questions RTI submitted to the participants of the September 2018 technical expert panel on developing a unified post-acute care prospective payment system.
Feb 13, 2019
AHA letter to The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo, Chairwoman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding important issues in legislation being considered  (H.R.
Feb 12, 2019
On behalf of the 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 and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups, the American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the request for information (RFI) on modifying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules to improve coordinated care.
Feb 12, 2019
AHA comments on HHS' request for information on modifying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules to improve coordinated care.