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.

2016 Public Policy Priorities

Issue Papers

Under the direction of the Public Policy Committee, AzHHA staff reviews and analyzes 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

340B Final Comments
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

2016 Legisaltive Summary and Scorecard
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
FY 2015 and FY 2016 Budget Fact Sheet
AzHHA's Positions on 2015 Legislation
AzHHA 2014 Primary Endorsements
Letter to AHCCCS Regarding Proposed Inpatient Payment Rulemaking
Letter to AHCCCS Regarding Provider Assessment Options
AzHHA Veto Request Letter - Re: SB 1062
2014 Positions on Legislation
Arizona Medicaid Expansion Report
Bending the Cost Curve
Fact Sheet: HB2456 and 2457
Workforce Shortages Summary
Health Care Labor Report: August 2012