Advocacy & Public Policy

Jan 10, 2018
The AHA this week applauded the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendation to provide positive updates for the inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems in 2019, noting the commission’s projection that the overall hospital Medicare margin will fall to negative 11% in…
Jan 5, 2018
It’s a new year but Congress has some old business to attend to—including many critical hospital and health system priorities.  Both Houses of Congress will be back in session next week. Front and center is legislation to keep the government open past January 19. Also on Congress’ to-do list…
Feb 20, 2018
Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association   February 20, 2018   Patients and families depend on health insurance to access and be able to afford the care they need when they need it. Today’s proposed rule is a step in the wrong direction for patients and health…
Feb 20, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (February 20, 2018) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that John Riggi has joined the association as Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk. In this newly created role, Riggi, who spent nearly 30 years with the FBI in a variety of assignments, will share…
Feb 9, 2018
Contact:          Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351                        Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491 Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association February 9, 2018…
Feb 6, 2018
More than 40 organizations, including the AHA, today urged House and Senate leaders to swiftly pass the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (S. 974/H.R. 2212). The legislation would allow generic drug manufacturers facing certain anticompetitive delay tactics to bring an…
Feb 2, 2018
Introduction As you attend various workshops and sessions throughout the 2018 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, you can share the following messages on social media to encourage support for rural health coverage. Join in with the #ruralhealth hashtag. Feel free to contact Emily Gustafson…
Feb 2, 2018
The AHA supports policies and legislation that enable rural hospitals to care for their communities. The 2018 Rural Advocacy Agenda highlights some key areas of focus.
Jan 31, 2018
America’s hospitals and health systems are shaping our future to fulfill our vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.
To reach that vision, the AHA and our members are committed to: Coverage and access for all; High-value care; Patients, families and other stakeholders being involved as partners; Well-being and prevention; and Providing services in a coordinated, seamless manner. For 2018, we have…