Welcome to FAH!

Founded in 1966, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), is the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. 

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Congratulations Chip Kahn!

On Wednesday, June 22, Chip Kahn received the B’nai B’rith International 2016 National Healthcare Award.

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The Federation of American Hospitals at 50

Modern Healthcare feature article reported by Harris Meyer, “For-profit systems blaze separate path to efficiency and quality” takes an in-depth look at the Federation of American Hospitals and the investor-owned hospital industry.

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FAH Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Leaders salute FAH’s long history of dedication to patients and legacy of making a difference in health care policy.

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Read a Patient's Story

When hospitals are cut, it harms people like Brenda and Wanda. Learn more about their story and then share it to let Congress know that the hospitals in your area are too important to cut.

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HOSPITAL POLICY BLOG

FAH CEO: Stark Law Needs “Critical Improvements”, Hatch White Paper Examines Need for Change

June 30, 2016 | Chip Kahn Category: FAH News, General

FAH appreciates the efforts to reform the Stark Law by Chairman Hatch and other members of the Senate Finance Committee.

There is undoubtedly a need to modernize this legislation. Right now it is costly, unwieldy and burdensome, often leading to disproportionate penalties for providers. It also needs to keep pace with the future of health care payment and delivery models.

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FAH Supports Legislation Aimed at Anti-Competitive Drug Company Actions

June 23, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team Category: Legislation, Pharmaceuticals

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn sent a letter this week to the four main sponsors of S.3056, the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (CREATES) Act of 2016 expressing his support for the bipartisan legislation. “Rapidly rising pharmaceutical costs are a source of significant stress for both patients and the hospitals that provide their care. Hospitals and the entire health care system are facing exponential increases in acquisition costs for too many medications, many of which have been around for decades,” wrote Kahn. “Addressing the soaring cost of prescription drugs is one of our top priorities.”

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