In 2022 the National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals (NASH) became the Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals (ASH).

2024 Advocacy Agenda

Messages to Congress

ASH Weighs in on H.R. 5378, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, December 6, 2023.
Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts for Two Years, ASH Asks Congress, November 8, 2023.
ASH Thanks Congress for Sparing Medicaid DSH in Continuing Resolution, October 3, 2023.
ASH Asks House Members to Reject Site-Neutral Outpatient Payments for Community Safety-Net Hospitals, September 18, 2023.
ASH Asks House Committee Chairs to Withdraw Medicare Site-Neutral Outpatient Payments for Safety-Net Hospitals, September 14, 2023.
ASH Asks House to Support HR 2665, Delay Devastating Medicaid DSH Cut, May 4, 2023.
ASH Shares Views With Energy and Commerce Committee in Advance of Bill Mark-Up, April 25, 2023.
ASH Asks Congress to Drop Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement From Debt Ceiling Bill, April 24, 2023.
ASH Endorses H.R. 2665, the “Supporting Safety-Net Hospitals Act,” April 20, 2023.
ASH Responds to MedPAC’s Proposed Safety Net Index Add-on Payment, December 23, 2022.
ASH Asks Congress for Help With Medicare Issues, December 19, 2022.
ASH Urges Congress to Act on Medicare Sequestration, Medicare Physician Pay Cut, and Prior Authorization by Year’s End, December 2, 2022.
ASH Urges Congress to Eliminate Next Year’s Additional 4% Medicare Sequestration – July 15, 2022
NASH Asks Congress to Block Medicare Sequestration Cuts, December 7, 2021.
NASH Urges MedPAC to Consider New Approach to Identifying Safety-Net Hospitals, October 21, 2021.
NASH Lauds Creation of SDOH Caucus, Calls for Partnership in Pursuit of Health Equity, October 8, 2021.
NASH Provides Stakeholder Input to Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus, September 21, 2021.
NASH Asks Congress to Quash Increased Medicare Sequester, Protect Community Safety-Net Hospitals in Budget Deliberations, August 26, 2021.
NASH Seeks Help With 340B Bill , June 10, 2021.
NASH Asks Congress to Advocate More Provider Relief Fund Grants for Safety-Net Hospitals , May 17, 2021.
NASH Thanks Senators for Supporting Extension of Medicare Sequester Cuts , March 26, 2021.
NASH Stresses Three Needs From COVID Relief Bill , March 4, 2021.
NASH Presents COVID-19 Relief Needs to Congress , February 3, 2021.
NASH Supports Becerra Nomination to Lead HHS , January 25, 2021.
NASH Asks Congress to Help Hospitals Keep Provider Relief Fund Grants , December 11, 2020.
NASH Asks Congress for COVID-19 Relief , December 4, 2020.
NASH Seeks Help With End-of-Year Legislation , November 16, 2020.
NASH Asks Congress to Preserve COVID-19 Aid , October 13, 2020.
Eliminate Medicaid DSH Cut, NASH Asks Congress , September 14, 2020.
NASH Asks Congress to Help Block Attempt to Undermine 340B , September 9, 2020.
NASH Endorses Bill to Delay MFAR Implementation, July 14, 2020.
NASH Asks Senate for COVID-19 Help, July 6, 2020.
NASH Asks Senate for Five COVID-19-Related Policy Initiatives , June 2, 2020.
NASH Asks Congress to Forgive Loans From Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, May 27, 2020.
NASH Asks Congressional Leaders to Address Five Needs in Next COVID-19 Legislation, May 13, 2020.
NASH Thanks Congressional Leaders for Additional COVID-19 Money for Hospitals, April 23, 2020.
NASH Endorses Legislation to Direct Additional COVID-19 Funds to Hospitals, April 20, 2020.
NASH Asks Congressional Leaders for More COVID-19 Funding for Hospitals, April 8, 2020.
NASH Asks Senate Leaders for Assistance With COVID-19-Related Needs, March 18, 2020.
NASH Endorses Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020, February 11, 2020.
NASH Conveys End-of-Year Priorities to Congress, December 11, 2019.
NASH Position Statement on Delaying Medicaid DSH Cuts, September 20, 2019.
NASH Position Statement on New Public Charge Regulation, September 20, 2019.
NASH Position Statement on Surprise Medical Bills, September 20, 2019.
NASH asks House Members to Sign Onto Engel-Olson Letter Seeking Delay in Medicaid DSH Cuts, April 8, 2019.
NASH Urges Senator Grassley and Senate Finance Committee to Delay or Eliminate Scheduled Medicaid DSH Cut, April 6, 2019.
NASH Comments on Proposed State Accountability, Flexibility, and Equity (SAFE) for Hospitals Act , January 25, 2019.

Messages to the Administration

ASH Comments on Proposed 340B Regulation, August 29, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed Medicaid Managed Care Regulation, June 30, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Inpatient Payment Policies, June 8, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed CMS Prior Authorization Regulation, February 16, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed Medicare Advantage Regulation, February 13, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed Benefit and Payment Parameters Regulation for 2024, January 11, 2023.
ASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Outpatient Payment Policies, September 12, 2022.
ASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Inpatient Payment Policies,  June 16, 2022.
NASH Urges Feds to Revise No Surprises Act Implementation Regulation That Favors Insurers Over Providers, December 6, 2021.
NASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Outpatient Policies for 2022, September 17, 2021.
NASH Comments on Proposed Regulation Implementing the No Surprises Act, September 7, 2021.
NASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Inpatient Payment Policies, June 28, 2021.
NASH Asks HHS Secretary Becerra for Help With Provider Relief Fund Grants for Safety-Net Hospitals , May 14, 2021.
NASH Asks HHS for Provider Relief Fund Grants , March 25, 2021.
NASH Congratulates Becerra on Confirmation as HHS Secretary , March 18, 2021.
NASH Writes to President, Vice President About COVID-19 Response Plans, January 22, 2021.
NASH Comments on Proposed Changes in S-10 Uncompensated Care Data Reporting , January 11, 2021.
NASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Outpatient Payment Policies , October 5, 2020.
NASH Asks CMS to Withdraw Proposal for Accounting for Medicare Advantage Days in Medicare DSH Formula , October 2, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS to Drop New Way of Calculating Hospitals’ COVID-19-Related Lost Revenue , September 30, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS for Targeted Provider Relief Fund Distribution for Safety-Net Hospitals , August 14, 2020.
NASH Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Inpatient Payment Policies, July 10, 2020.
NASH Applauds HHS Movement Toward Extending Public Health Emergency, June 30, 2020.
Send More CARES Act Money to Safety-Net Hospitals and Extend Public Health Emergency, NASH Asks HHS, June 23, 2020.
Send CARES Act Grants to High-Volume Medicaid Hospitals as Soon as Possible, NASH Asks HHS, June 4, 2020.
NASH Thanks CMS for COVID-19-Inspired Regulation Changes, June 1, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS, CMS to Extend Provider Relief Fund Attestation Deadline, Improve Instructions, May 21, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS for Fairer Distribution of COVID-19 Aid , May 14, 2020.
NASH Recommends Targets for Next CARES Act Grants, May 6, 2020.
NASH Asks Administration for More Appropriate Distribution of CARES Act Provider Grants, April 28, 2020.
NASH Asks Administration for More COVID-19 Funding for Major Medicaid Providers, April 20, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS, CMS to Direct More COVID-19 Funds to High-Volume Medicaid Hospitals, April 8, 2020.
NASH Asks HHS Secretary Azar to Distribute CARES Act Money to Hospitals as Soon as Possible, April 3, 2020.
NASH Asks CMS for Resources to Help Fight COVID-19, March 20, 2020.
Letter to CMS Seeking Guidance on Expanded use of Telehealth During COVID-19 Crisis, March 13, 2020.
Comments on Latest Proposed 340B Data Reporting Requirements, March 2, 2020.
Comments on Proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Comments on Proposed 340B Data Reporting Requirement, November 27, 2019.
Comments on Proposed Medicare Outpatient Regulation, September 26, 2019.
Comments on Proposed Changes in Medicare Inpatient Payment Policies, June 24, 2019.
NASH Writes to CMS About Problems With S-10 Uncompensated Care Report Audits, January 31, 2019.
Comments on Proposed Medicaid Managed Care Regulation, January 14, 2019.