Legislative

Dec 30, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights yesterday announced a proposed rule with changes to the process for handling conscience complaints, while adding safeguards to protect against conscience and religious discrimination.
Dec 30, 2022
President Biden late Thursday signed into law the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill that will keep the government funded through September 2023.
Dec 20, 2022
The House and Senate  Appropriations Committees last night released the fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations legislation that would fund the government through Sept. 30, 2023. The bipartisan bill includes various provisions beneficial to hospitals and health systems.  
Dec 20, 2022
Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association December 20, 2022
Dec 16, 2022
President Biden today signed a continuing resolution extending current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 23.
Dec 9, 2022
Challenges. Resilience. Innovation. Opportunities. These four words help describe the current environment facing our hospitals and health systems — nearly three years into a pandemic that has transformed the nation’s health care landscape and our society.
Dec 8, 2022
As Congress deliberates on its lame-duck legislative agenda, the AHA continues to urge congressional leaders to include a number of key priorities in a year-end spending package.
Dec 6, 2022
The Senate Finance Committee last week released draft legislation to improve mental health parity and access to behavioral health services in Medicare and Medicaid.
Dec 1, 2022
AHA today urged Congress to take certain steps to strengthen the behavioral health workforce, reduce regulatory burdens for psychiatric facilities, and revise arbitrary and outdated payment policies that undervalue behavioral health services.
Nov 30, 2022
In a letter yesterday, AHA and other national organizations urged congressional leaders to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 sequester from taking effect at the end of this session of Congress.