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.


Dec 17, 2021
The SUNSET rule set expiration dates for the vast majority of HHS regulations unless certain conditions are met. Specifically, the department must conduct a review of most of its regulations at certain intervals and then determine whether they should retain, modify, or eliminate the regulation.
Dec 15, 2021
Responding to a recent request for input from the field, the AHA yesterday urged the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to balance the risk and reward in its alternative payment models “in a way that reflects the significant investments required to launch and maintain APM participation.”
Dec 6, 2021
AHA today strongly urged the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury and Office of Personnel Management to restore the independence of the independent dispute resolution process in the No Surprises Act Part 2 regulations.
Dec 6, 2021
The AHA today submitted comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s revised draft guidance on hospital and health system compounding under Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Dec 2, 2021
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations; our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and
Nov 30, 2021
AHA's letter of support to Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), David McKinley (R-WV), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and David Joyce R-OH) for the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort Act (H.R. 5699).
Nov 30, 2021
Twenty-five organizations, including the AHA, urge Congress to immediately extend the hold on payment cuts and private payer data reporting period under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule due to the continued COVID-19 public health emergency.
Nov 29, 2021
AHA, others urge Congress to prevent sequester, PAYGO cuts.
Nov 16, 2021
AHA’s Response to Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Information on Behavioral Health Care In the U.S.
Nov 15, 2021
Sens. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and David McKinley, R- W.Va., urge the White House to enlist federal agencies to investigate price gouging by nurse staffing agencies, to protect patients in dire need of life saving health care treatment and prevent conduct that is exacerbating the shortage of nurses and continuing to strain our health care system.