One of AzHHA’s core functions is its continuous involvement with issues of state policy that have the potential to impact hospitals and health systems as well as the health and healthcare of the people, patients and communities of Arizona.
Our in-house staff is intimately engaged in healthcare policies under consideration by the State Legislature, the Office of the Governor, and other state and local policymakers. AzHHA also performs research, analysis and development of new policies to positively impact healthcare in Arizona. The advocacy and policy team works closely with coalitions of healthcare providers to amplify support or opposition of issues.
Below are a selection of AzHHA’s letters, court filings, and issue briefs related to issues of state policy. To view COVID-19 related waiver requests and letters visit our COVID-19 waivers page.
AzHHA comment letter to ADOSH - December 2, 2021
AzHHA Comments on ADHS Emergency Rules - August 2017
AzHHA Comments on AHCCCS Free-standing ED Rulemaking - September 2016
AzHHA Comments on AHCCCS Medicaid Waiver - September 2015
Governor’s Use of Executive Power in Closing Bars Amicus Brief - February 2021
CVS Pharmacy v. Tucson Medical Center Amicus Brief - November 2020
Biggs v. Betlach- AZ Supreme Court Amicus Brief - October 2017
Biggs v. Betlach Amicus Brief - April 22, 2016
Psychiatric Boarding Issue Paper - July 2015
2015 State Budget Issue Paper - February 2015
2014 AHCCCS Rate Restoration Issue Paper - November 2014
Medicare Cuts-Enough is Enough - January 2014
Provider Assessment Issue Paper- January 2014
Medicaid Restoration and Expansion - October 2013