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

Jul 1, 2022
AHA comments on the forms providers may use to file complaints with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding implementation of the No Surprises Act.
Jun 28, 2022
AHA expresses concerned about some MA plans’ inappropriate restrictions on beneficiary access to medically necessary care, including those highlighted in a recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG),
Jun 27, 2022
AHA letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, Brooks-LaSure, expressing support for CMS’ continued focus on strengthening health insurance coverage and ensuring ease of enrollment and limited gaps in coverage, including proposed updates to Medicare enrollment and eligibility rules
Jun 24, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of the Protecting and Transforming Cyber Health Care (PATCH) Act (S.3983). AHA and its members are strongly committed to preparing for and preventing cyber-attacks.
Jun 23, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) urges Congress to call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023 in order to ensure that Medicare payments for acute care services more accurately reflect the cost of providing hospital care to patients and communities.
Jun 17, 2022
AHA's submitted the following comments on the fiscal year (FY) 2023 LTCH prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule to CMS.
Jun 14, 2022
AHA letter to Representatives Dean and Bucshon voicing support for their legislation, the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961).
Jun 14, 2022
AHA urges Congress to act now to prevent additional Medicare sequester cuts to hospitals scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2022.
Jun 10, 2022
Comments to CMS on its CY 2023 Proposed Skilled Nursing Facility PPS