Letters Submitted to Date

November 3, 2022 – In November 2022, the ACH Coalition submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on promoting efficiency and equity within CMS programs. The Coalition discussed how hospital at home programs enhance equity and improve patient outcomes and experiences. The Coalition also strongly encouraged CMS to create a permanent pathway to coverage for the Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCAH) program so that Medicare beneficiaries can continue to receive the highest quality care in the most appropriate care setting. | Read the Full Letter

March 10, 2022 – In March 2022, ACH Coalition members and partners submitted a sign on letter to House Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, and Leader McConnell urging the passage of the Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act, introduced in the Senate and the House. This bipartisan legislation would extend the current acute hospital care at home waiver flexibilities for two years from the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). The letter features more than 110 organizations that support the bill. | Read the Full Letter

November 18, 2021 – In October 2021, the CMS Innovation Center published their strategy refresh white paper, “Driving Health System Transformation – A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade”. In advance of CMS Innovation Center’s first strategy listening session, the Advanced Care at Home (ACH) Coalition provided input on the importance of extending advanced care at home flexibilities in improving overall patient care as well as achieving shared goals of access and equity. The ACH Coalition looks forward to the ongoing partnership to advance hospital at home care delivery models. | Read the Full Letter

October 28, 2021 – ACH Coalition Members and partners submit sign on letter to House Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, and Leader McConnell expressing strong support for the Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCAH) waiver program, implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to allow Medicare beneficiaries the option to receive acute-level health care services in their home environment past the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) | Read the Full Letter