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America’s Essential Hospitals regularly comments on proposed and final federal rules, guidance, and other regulatory actions that affect essential hospitals and vulnerable patients. Here, find copies of our comments from the past two years.




10/16/17 Cancellation of Episode Payment Models, Changes to Joint Model View
9/27/2017 Enhancements of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating System View
9/11/2017 CY 2018 OPPS Proposed Rule View
9/11/2017 CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule View
8/28/2017 Medicaid State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions View
8/21/2017 CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program View
6/13/2017 FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule View
3/8/2017 Reconciliation Bill Letter View
3/7/2017 Market Stabilization Proposed Rule View
12/23/2016 CY 2017 OPPS Final Rule View
12/21/2016 Pass-Through Payment Proposed Rule View
12/19/2016 MACRA Final Rule View
12/12/2016 Hospital-wide Risk-Standardized Mortality Measure View
12/1/2016 Draft 2018 Issuers Letter View
10/6/2016 Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 View
10/3/2016 Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model View
9/14/2016 Medicaid DSH Payments — Treatment of Third-Party Payers in Calculating Uncompensated Care Costs Proposed Rule View
9/6/2016 CY 2017 OPPS Proposed Rule View
9/6/2016 CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule View
9/1/2016 Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice View
8/15/2016 Conditions of Participation: Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care Proposed Rule View
6/27/2016 MACRA Proposed Rule View
6/17/2016 FY 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule View 
5/9/2016 Part B Drug Model Proposed Rule View
1/12/2016 Draft 2016 Letter to Issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces View
12/21/2015 Medicaid Equal Access Final Rule View
12/21/2015 Medicaid Equal Access Request for Information View
12/15/2015 Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rule View
10/27/2015 340B Proposed Mega-Guidance View
9/8/2015 Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement View
8/31/2015 CY 2016 OPPS Proposed Rule View
8/17/2015 Overall Star Ratings View
7/27/2015 Medicaid Managed Care View
6/16/2015 FY 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule View
6/8/2015 Mental Health Parity View
5/29/2015 Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule View


About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.