Legislative

Dec 1, 2022
AHA today urged Congress to take certain steps to strengthen the behavioral health workforce, reduce regulatory burdens for psychiatric facilities, and revise arbitrary and outdated payment policies that undervalue behavioral health services.
Nov 30, 2022
In a letter yesterday, AHA and other national organizations urged congressional leaders to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 sequester from taking effect at the end of this session of Congress. 
Nov 8, 2022
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange advisory group yesterday urged Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to work closely with standards development organizations and other health care partners to identify and pilot test appropriate No Surprises Act standards, harmonize them…
Oct 28, 2022
After Election Day, lawmakers will return to Washington to consider many important issues, including funding the government, the annual must-pass defense bill, hurricane aid, election reform and tax extenders.
Oct 26, 2022
Congress will tackle a full slate of business following the November midterm elections, providing an opportunity to advance key priorities that support hospitals and health systems. 
Oct 25, 2022
At an AHA virtual policy briefing today for congressional staff, hospital and health system leaders urged Congress to prioritize actions to address the rising costs of caring, workforce challenges and diminished Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, which have made 2022 the most difficult financial…
Oct 24, 2022
As Congress begins to focus on its year-end agenda, AHA today urged lawmakers to prioritize certain actions to help hospitals and health systems address rising costs, workforce challenges and diminished Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.
Sep 30, 2022
The House today voted 230-201 to pass a continuing resolution extending current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16. The Senate approved the measure yesterday. Current government funding expires at midnight tonight.
Sep 29, 2022
The House today passed legislation that would suspend through 2022 tariffs on certain infant formula base powders used to make infant formula in the United States.
Sep 29, 2022
The Senate today voted 72-25 to pass and send to the House a continuing resolution that would extend current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16.