Advocacy & Public Policy

Sep 25, 2020
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements outlined in its June 19 FAQ that defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Sep 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.
Sep 18, 2020
The AHA requests that the Department of Health and Human Services revise certain FAQs that place problematic restrictions on the use of some CARES Act Provider Relief Fund dollars.
Sep 15, 2020
AHA Advocacy Update Podcast. Listen to AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Tom Nickels discuss the latest activity in Washington. They talk about what actions are expected on the political horizon and the implications they could…
Sep 15, 2020
As part of AHA’s We Care, We Vote initiative the association released a new video featuring current and former members of the AHA Board of Trustees discussing the importance of voting and sharing how they encourage voter participation at their organizations.
Sep 10, 2020
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Sept.3, the AHA expressed support for the decision by the U. S. District Court for the District of New Mexico that Presbyterian Health Care Services’ efforts to integrate vertically did not violate the antitrust laws.
Aug 28, 2020
The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., should overturn a lower court ruling upholding a Department of Health and Human Services final rule requiring hospitals to disclose the rates they agree to accept from insurers, the AHA told the court , joined by the Association of American Medical…
Aug 27, 2020
The AHA and other national health care groups urged the Department of Health and Human Services to protect 340B hospitals and the vulnerable communities they serve “from actions taken by five of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers that undermine access to critical drugs and other…
Aug 26, 2020
AHA urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide flexibility regarding the agency’s new COVID-19 test documentation requirement for the diagnostic-related group add-on payment.
Aug 19, 2020
The AHA urges an expeditious review and release of the Physician Self-Referral and Anti-Kickback Statute final regulations that were submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General in July.