Amicus Brief

The AHA weighs in on a number of issues of importance to hospitals and health systems, as well as the patients they care for, as they come before the court. Below are our most recent friend-of-the-court briefs.

Dec 5, 2022
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals should affirm a district court’s decision to dismiss a meritless lawsuit that “sought to turn one doctor’s disappointment in not being hired by a hospital as an employed physician into an [False Claims Act] suit for Medicare fraud,” AHA and the four state hospital…
Oct 24, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court should affirm the government’s authority to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit after declining to intervene in the case, the AHA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Health Care Association.
Oct 20, 2022
The AHA and American Medical Association friend-of-the-court brief in support of a Texas Medical Association lawsuit claiming the revised independent dispute resolution process for determining payment for out-of-network services under the No Surprises Act skews the arbitration results in…
Oct 3, 2022
The AHA yesterday joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other national organizations in urging the Supreme Court to review a 9th Circuit decision holding that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 does not provide complete immunity from tort liability for health care…
Sep 23, 2022
AHA urges the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to deny the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to modify a court order requiring it to completely eliminate the remaining 19,802 Medicare appeals backlogged at the Administration Law Judge level. HHS now contends that it…
Sep 21, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should reject the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to devise on its own timeline a remedy for its 2018 and 2019 underpayments to 340B hospitals, with no limitations and no oversight by the court, AHA told the D.C. court today. 
Aug 15, 2022
The AHA and Association of American Medical Colleges amicus brief in support of the federal government’s motion for preliminary injunction for an Idaho law, which is slated to go into effect Aug. 25. At issue is whether the state law can coexist with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and…
Jun 29, 2022
The AHA, 340B Health, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Children’s Hospital Association yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit to require drug companies to fulfill their legal obligations to…
Jun 8, 2022
The AHA today joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent…
May 20, 2022
AHA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Association of American Medical Colleges in a friend-of-the-court brief asks the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center violated its fiduciary duties by selecting a…