Letter/Comment

Feb 20, 2019
Surprise bills can cause patients stress and financial burden at a time of particular vulnerability: when they are in need of medical care. Patients are at risk of incurring such bills during emergencies, as well as when they schedule care at an in-network facility without knowing the network…
May 18, 2021
More than a year has now elapsed since our country began its battle against COVID-19. And throughout the course of the pandemic, hospitals’ and health systems’ crucial contributions to their respective communities has perhaps never been clearer. At the outset of the outbreak, hospitals and…
May 17, 2021
The AHA expresses support for legislation  H.R. 3203 introduced in the House that would provide certainty to hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
May 14, 2021
AHA voices support for the Technical Reset to Advance the Instruction of Nurses Act (S.1568), bipartisan legislation that would prevent a Medicare payment error from affecting nursing and allied health education programs and direct graduate medical education.
May 11, 2021
The AHA supports adding data classes and elements to future versions of the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability to capture standardized data on social determinants of health, but suggests prioritizing technical infrastructure development, incorporating lessons learned and continuing investments in…
May 10, 2021
AHA, hospital groups urge HHS to extend deadline for providers to use emergency relief funds and distribute remaining PRF resources promptly. The AHA and eight other hospital groups today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to extend the June 30 deadline for hospitals and other health…
May 10, 2021
The AHA strongly urges the Census Bureau to continue to distinguish between different types of urban areas. Specifically, we urge it to continue to recognize urbanized areas as areas with 50,000 or more persons, and to recognize urban cluster as areas with at least 10,000 persons, but less than 50,…
May 6, 2021
AHA urges the Department of Health and Human Services to extend the deadline for hospitals and other health care providers to use their COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund payments until the end of the public health emergency.