AzHHA is intimately involved with federal issues impacting hospitals, the delivery of healthcare, and the health of patients and communities.
Through our partnership with the American Hospital Association, AzHHA continually monitors policies considered by Congress and the federal administration that could have an impact on the delivery of healthcare services provided by hospitals.
AzHHA also keeps abreast of innovation affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare policies advocated by national stakeholders and litigation that could impact the delivery of care. Once reviewed, AzHHA carefully selects which issues to support or oppose.
Below are letters AzHHA has submitted to the federal government and Arizona's Congressional Delegation on important federal issues affecting healthcare in Arizona, as well as briefs AzHHA has joined that have been filed in courts of federal jurisdiction.
Comment Letter to CMS on FFY OPPS Proposed Rule - September 2022
Comment Letter to CMS on Medicare Advantage program RFI - August 2022
Comment Letter to CMS on FFY IPPS Proposed Rule - June 2022
Comment Letter to OSHA on ETS Interim Final Rule - April 2022
Comment Letter to CMS on FFY2022 IRF PPS - June 2021
Comment Letters on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation - 2020 various dates
Comment Letters on COVID-19 relief funding - 2020 various dates
Comment Letter to CMS on OPPS Proposed Rules for FFY2021 - October 2020
Comment Letter to CMS on 2019 Physician Fee Schedule - September 10, 2018
Comment Letter to AHCCCS on IMD Waiver - March 2017
Comment Letter to HRSA on 340B - Arbitration Rule - October 2016
Comment Letter to CMS on MIPS - June 2016
Comment Letter on CMS 2015 Discharge Planning Proposed Rules - January 2016
Comment Letter to HRSA on 340B - Mega Guidance - October 2015
Comment Letter to CMS on Medicaid MCO - July 2015
340B program Amicus Brief - February 2021
Site neutral Amicus Brief - February 2021
ACA litigation Amicus Brief - May 2020
Affordable Care Act Litigation Update & Analysis - January 2021
February 2015 - Medicare Cut Break Down - February 2015
2014 AzHHA Congressional Briefing Book - April 2014