The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) applauding his introduction of legislation to give more bed flexibility to critical access hospitals.

Passage of the bill, H.R. 3444 and referred to the House Ways & Means Committee, is necessary to prevent CAHs from having to divert or transfer patients because they have hit their cap of 25 beds per day, according to the AHA. Here is text of the association’s Nov. 6 letter to Walden:

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