Policy Agenda

AzHHA’s Public Policy Committee has approved a set of policy priorities based on a policy framework approved by the AzHHA Board of Directors with the understanding that periodically there will be updates as additional issues are evaluated for inclusion.

2017 Public Policy Agenda

Issue Papers

Under the direction of the Public Policy Committee, AzHHA staff review and analyze policy proposals that affect healthcare providers and the patients they serve. Issue papers are developed to provide background and explain the association's position on key policy priorities. Below are a number of those issue papers. We will develop additional papers as new policy concerns emerge.

Data Report - ED Behavioral Health Wait Times 2012-2014
Psychiatric Boarding Issue Paper
2015 State Budget Issue Paper
2014 AHCCCS Rate Restoration Issue Paper
Medicare Cuts-Enough is Enough
Medicaid Restoration and Expansion
Provider Assessment Issue Paper

Federal Issues

Comment Letter to CMS on Prospective Payment System for Federal FY 2018
Comment Letter to CMS on 2018 LTCH PPS Proposed Rule
Comment Letter to AHCCCS on IMD Waiver
340B Final Comments-Arbitration Rule
340B Final Comments- Mega Guidance
AzHHA MIPS Comments
Comment Letter on CMS 2015 Discharge Planning Proposed Rules
AzHHA Medicaid MCO Comments
February 2015 - Medicare Cut Break Down
2014 AzHHA Congressional Briefing Book

State Issues

Biggs v. Betlach- Court of Appeals Ruling
Comment Letter on AHCCCS Waiver SB1092
AHCCCS Free-Standing ED Final Rule
AzHHA 2016 General Election Endorsements
Comment Letter on AHCCCS Free-standing ED Rulemaking
Hospital Compensation Initiative
Hospital Compensation Act Overview
Statement for Voter's Pamphlet regarding Hospital Compensation
Ragan vs Reagan Complaint
Biggs v. Betlach Amicus Brief
2016 Advocacy Agenda
2015 Pool 5 DSH Application Form
Comment letter on AHCCCS CYE 2017 Value Based Purchasing Proposal
Human Remains Release Form
Human Remains Release Form Instructions
Letter to AHCCCS Regarding Medicaid Waiver
Letter to AHCCCS Regarding Provider Rate Reductions
Historical Impact of AHCCCS Rate Cuts on Hospitals