2024

June 7, 2024 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed IPPS rule for FY 2025 | Read the Letter

May 20, 2024 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submits statement for the record following Senate Finance Committee’s May 16 hearing on rural health. The statement encourages the committee to act on a number of Alliance policy priorities that would protect rural hospitals. | Read the Statement

March 20, 2024 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submits comments on SUSTAIN 340B Act discussion draft, focusing on the need to clarify the program’s orphan drug exclusion, in order to resolve an ambiguity in current 340B policy and ensure that struggling rural hospitals have the resources needed to serve their patients and communities. | Read the Letter

March 14, 2024 – Today, the Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submitted a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express our appreciation for recent comments she made about how CMS is considering regulatory actions and legislative steps to slow the rate of rural hospital closures. In our letter, we share our recommendations for specific steps CMS and Congress can take to improve rural hospitals’ financial stability and viability. | Read the Letter

2023

December 5, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access press release on reintroduction of the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals (ARCH) Act (H.R. 6430) | Read the Press Release

November 17, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access thanks Reps. Miller (R-WV) and Sewell (D-AL) for introducing the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals (ARCH) Act (H.R. 6430) | Read the Letter

September 28, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submits comments in response to House Ways and Means Committee request for information on rural health care | Read the Letter

August 18, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed OPPS rule for CY 2024 | Read the Letter

July 26, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access responds to bipartisan Senate 340B RFI, focusing on the need to clarify the program’s orphan drug exclusion, to ensure that struggling rural hospitals have the resources needed to serve their patients and communities | Read the Letter

June 7, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed IPPS rule for FY 2024 | Read the Comment

May 18, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submits statement for the record, following Senate Finance Health Subcommittee hearing on improving health care access in rural communities | Read the Statement

March 30, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access endorses the Rural Hospital Support Act (S. 1110) | Read the Letter

March 30, 2023 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access press release on reintroduction of the Rural Hospital Support Act (S. 1110) | Read the Press Release

2022

September 1, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed OPPS rule for CY 2023 | Read the Comment

June 7, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed IPPS rule for FY 2023 | Read the Comment

April 6, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access endorses the Rural Hospital Support Act (S. 4009) | Read the Letter

April 12, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access submits policy priorities to Senate Rural Working Group | Read the Letter

March 15, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access endorses the Rural Hospital Support Act (H.R. 1887) | Read the Letter

March 11, 2022 – Alliance for Rural Hospital Access endorses the RURAL HELP Act | Read the Letter

2021

August 25, 2021 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed OPPS rule for CY 2022 | Read the Comment

February 12, 2021 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access endorses the Closing Loopholes for Orphan Drugs Act | Read the Letter

2020

December 29, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access contacts CMS regarding implementation of IPPS add-on payment for COVID-19 patients under the CARES Act | Read the Letter

December 17, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access responds to HHS RFI on regulatory relief to support economic recovery | Read the Letter

October 29, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access responds to Congressional RFI on 340B Program | Read the Letter

September 18, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed OPPS rule for CY 2021 | Read the Comment

July 6, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access comments on proposed IPPS rule for FY 2021 | Read the Comment

May 3, 2020 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access sends letter to CMS regarding requests for enforcement discretion to better enable MDHs and SCHs to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency | Read the Letter

2019 + 2018

November 25, 2019 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access responds to RFI from House Ways and Means Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force | Read the Letter

December 18, 2018 Alliance for Rural Hospital Access sends letter to CMS on recommendations to ensure a strong rural health care safety net | Read the Letter