AHA is making several recommendations in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ “Make Your Voice Heard” request for information on promoting equity and efficiency within the agency’s programs. The comments, submitted to CMS today, focus on access to health care coverage; sustaining the health care workforce; advancing health equity; and the potential continuation regulatory flexibilities borne out of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Hospitals, AHA writes, “need CMS’ help in fostering supportive policies that fund hospitals and health systems adequately, protect patient access to equitable health care coverage, provide flexibility for more innovative and efficient care delivery approaches and relieve unnecessary administrative burden.”

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