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AzHHA Letters: COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AzHHA is continuously working with local, state, and federal agencies to provide hospitals and healthcare organizations with the necessary tools and resources to meet community needs. Our priority focus is to ensure our hospitals have virus testing capabilities, sufficient supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), cash flow and a healthy workforce to meet the unprecedented demands we now experience in our new reality. Here are some of our letters advocating for these critical needs.

AzHHA letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services – July 1, 2020
Letter to ADHS renewing the request for waivers of various state regulations that impede the ability of hospitals to fully implement their emergency plans and provide life-saving care to Arizonans during a COVID-19 surge.

ADHS response to AzHHA waiver request - July 7, 2020

AzHHA letter to Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council Members - June 19, 2020
Letter to Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council Members requesting requirement for Arizonans to wear face masks in public and provide for meaningful enforcement of non-compliance.

Healthcare Leaders in Arizona Letter to Governor Ducey- June 17, 2020
Letter to Governor Ducey requesting the Governor to implement a requirement for Arizonans to wear face masks in public. In addition, the governor is encouraged to implement a comprehensive contact tracing program for all of Arizona.

AzHHA Letter to Arizona Delegation - May 4, 2020
AzHHA Letter to Arizona Delegation Regarding Debt Forgiveness

Arizona Delegation letter to HHS and CMS - April 17, 2020
Letter from Arizona Delegation asking HHS and CMS to allow retainer payments.

AzHHA letter to Arizona Delegation - April 17, 2020
Letter asking the Arizona delegation to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to distribute the remaining $70 billion in funding directly to hospitals.

AzHHA letter to Governor Ducey - April 16, 2020
Letter asking Governor Ducey to reevaluate executive orders relating to hospital capacity and limitations on elective procedures.

AzHHA letter to AHCCCS - April 1, 2020
Letter to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) requesting immediate action to help keep hospitals open during and following the current COVID-19 pandemic response.

AzHHA letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services - March 31, 2020
Letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) listing the need for waivers of state regulations governing hospitals.

AzHHA letter to the Arizona Medical Board - March 31, 2020
Letter to the Arizona Medical Board calling for an emergency application to provide temporary licensure of physicians seeking to provide COVID-19 services in Arizona.

Healthcare leaders in Arizona letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services - March 30, 2020
Letter to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) requesting the ADHS to implement a “shelter in place” order, increase COVID-19 testing and rally resources to obtain PPE.