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

Sep 2, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) would like to share hospital and health system priorities that would benefit patients and communities around the country that we would like to see included in the upcoming budget reconciliation legislation.
Sep 1, 2021
Laurie Bodenheimer                                      Ali Khawar
Aug 30, 2021
Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D, J.D. Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Aug 27, 2021
AHA's comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ calendar year 2022 proposed rule for the HH prospective payment system.
Aug 24, 2021
AHA raises “substantial concerns” with the prototype payment model that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and RTI International are developing for the new unified post-acute care prospective payment system required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014.
Aug 18, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy called upon all agencies of the federal government to protect and promote fair competition throughout the economy. Achieving that objective will require each agency to assess fairly the activities of those fields and industries that fall within its purview.
Aug 18, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy called upon all agencies of the federal government to protect and promote fair competition throughout the economy. Achieving that objective will require each agency to assess fairly the activities of those fields and industries that fall within its purview.
Aug 17, 2021
The Honorable Xavier Becerra Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
Aug 11, 2021
This letter provides comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ guidance documents implementing the No Surprises Act’s provisions related to notice and consent and public disclosure.