The 2021 Virtual Legislative Day will be June 22-24, 2021
The effect of COVID-19 continues to hit the healthcare sector hard. AAHAM members continue to be on the frontline fighting for their patients. Throughout 2020 and still today, Congress is still trying to understand the impacts of this virus across the healthcare system. We cannot expect them to know every issue or understand every issue that comes across their desk. This is why AAHAM’s virtual Legislative Day may be the most important meeting you attend this year on behalf of your hospital.
Today we are dealing with a government that is doing business virtually. It’s hard enough during “normal” times to get your message across to your elected leaders. Now factor in the disconnect of legislating virtually and you will understand just how important the AAHAM virtual Legislative Day is this year. This is an opportunity for us to connect with members of Congress and their staff and share with them the direct impacts COVID-19 has had on your hospital. It’s an opportunity for you to share with them exactly how the 2020 COVID relief healthcare provisions, while well intentioned, are going to have negative impacts on hospitals. It’s your opportunity to let your elected leaders know what your hospital needs.
With even more competition for the time of our leaders because of the virtual world we live in, the more important it is for AAHAM to stand out. It is critical that our voice is heard. With so many special interests seeking relief, it is our opportunity to make sure our voice is heard and our hospitals have a seat at the table when it comes to deciding how to spend the future COVID relief packages.
AAHAM’s top priorities this year include Prior Authorization and Patient Financial Advocates.