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.

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Jun 24, 2020 by Tom Nickels
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including 3,000 post-acute care providers, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of resetting the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Jun 19, 2020
The AHA urged the Secretary of Health and Human Services to extend the public health emergency beyond its current July 25, 2020 expiration date so health care providers can continue to offer the most efficient and effective care possible during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 19, 2020
RE: Daily Data Collection on COVID-19 to Inform Critical Federal Decisions  Dear Dr. Birx: 
Jun 19, 2020
AHA comments on the proposed rule on grants, contracts, and other agreements: fraud and abuse; information blocking; Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) civil money penalty (CMP) rules.
Jun 19, 2020
AHA expresses support of the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020.
Jun 19, 2020
In a letter to Congresswoman Cindy Axne, the AHA expresses support of the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020.
Jun 15, 2020
AHA’s comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities in fiscal year 2021.
Jun 9, 2020
This letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma details AHA’s comments on the proposed FY 2021 prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities.