Advocacy & Public Policy

May 28, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding maternal and infant health care in rural communities.
May 1, 2020
AHA, together with five other organizations, urges Attorney General Barr to announce that the Department of Justice will exercise prosecutorial discretion and decline to pursue or prosecute alleged violations of the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and the Physician Self-Referral…
Mar 25, 2020
The AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services to clarify its and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act waivers issued under the public health and national emergency declarations. These declarations allow waivers consistent…
Feb 26, 2020
The Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform, whose members include the AHA, showcased its value-based payment model for addiction and recovery support services at a briefing for congressional lawmakers and staff.
Feb 19, 2020
AHA is engaging in early primary states, including Nevada and South Carolina, with ads about affordability and rural health care to ensure issues important to hospitals and health systems stay in front of candidates.
Feb 12, 2020
The House Ways and Means Committee favorably reported out, as amended, the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), AHA-supported legislation to address surprise medical bills. 
Jan 30, 2020
The American Hospital Association’s 2020 public policy advocacy agenda seeks to continue to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field. We will work hand in hand with our members; the state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations…
Jan 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in HHS programs, and HHS guidance for financial assistance with regard to faith-based organizations.