Letters

Throughout the year, the AHA comments on a vast number of proposed and interim final rules put forth by the federal regulatory agencies. In addition, AHA communicates with federal legislators to convey the hospital field's position on potential legislative changes that would impact patients and patient care. Below are the most recent letters from the AHA to these bodies.

Latest

Oct 16, 2020
AHA follows up on our previous correspondence on the serious situation Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca and Sanofi are creating for the nation’s most vulnerable communities by refusing to comply with the requirements of the 340B program to sell to contract pharmacies at the discounts required by section 340B of the Public Health Service Act.
Oct 14, 2020
As organizations representing nearly 5,000 hospitals and health systems, more than 1 million physicians, and more than 4 million registered nurses, we call on the Trump Administration to rescind Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. Each of the actions outlined in EO 13950 would effectively reverse decades of progress in combating racial inequality.
Oct 9, 2020
The AHA joined five other national medical groups in urging the Department of Homeland Security to exclude foreign national physicians in the J-1 visa program from a proposed change to the process for extending certain non-immigrant visa stays in the United States.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician fee schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2021.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA's comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule regarding treatment of Medicare Advantage (MA)/Medicare Part C data in calculating a hospital’s disproportionate patient percentage (DPP) for fiscal years preceding fiscal year (FY) 2014.
Sep 29, 2020
AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management yesterday urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow for at least one year of extended enforcement discretion for its information blocking rule.
Sep 29, 2020
AHA provides input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).
Sep 25, 2020
The American Hospital Association asks the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements outlined in your June 19 frequently asked question that defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Sep 22, 2020
Nearly 30 representatives encourage House leaders to modify in the next COVID-19 response package impending thresholds for qualifying participants in Advanced Alternative Payment Models, which they said threaten to “derail” the movement to value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.