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America’s Essential Hospitals provides detailed updates on policy and advocacy issues for our members. View our most recent Action Updates below or browse the archive »
In recent years, a significant amount of policymaking activity has shifted from a federal to state focus. This trend likely will continue as the Trump administration makes state flexibility a cornerstone of its policymaking initiatives. Against this backdrop, America’s Essential Hospitals is tracking state health policy topics and trends relevant to essential hospitals and the people and communities they serve.
Held in the spring and fall each year in Washington, D.C., Policy Assembly explores the legislative and regulatory outlook for essential hospitals and brings members to Capitol Hill to advocate for vulnerable patients.
Members of America's Essential Hospitals should urge senators to sign the Portman-Casey letter requesting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services modify the star rating methodology to better account for social determinants of health and other factors outside the control of hospitals.learn more »
America’s Essential Hospitals encourages members to submit by Feb. 1 comments to CMS detailing the devastating impact of the MFAR’s proposed provisions and to urge House and Senate members to weigh in with the administration.learn more »
America’s Essential Hospitals regularly compiles resource pages to inform our members and other stakeholders about timely issues such as immigration, the opioid crisis, IT security, and more.visit resource center »
Officially launching in 2018, FAN is a new community that connects essential hospital advocates with other professionals interested in federal politics and policymaking. FAN offers advocates the opportunity to enhance their engagement with the legislative and regulatory issues that matter most to their hospitals.learn more »