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FAH Announces New Chair-Elect and Board of Directors

The Federation of American Hospitals announced the election of a new Board of Directors and Chairman-elect, Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA.

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New Study: Inpatient Drug Prices Skyrocketing

Groundbreaking FAH, AHA report highlights effects that prescription costs have on patients and hospitals.

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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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HOSPITAL POLICY BLOG

Analysis Highlights Need to Maintain Law Banning Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Hospitals

February 16, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team Category: FAH News

For more than fifteen years, community hospitals, policymakers, the business community and governmental advisory bodies have grappled with overutilization and higher health care costs caused by self-referrals to physician-owned hospitals. Conflicts of interest are inherent in these arrangements, where physicians refer their patients to hospitals in which they have an ownership interest. More than seven years ago, after a decade of studies and Congressional hearings showing the adverse impact of these arrangements, Congress acted to protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and the taxpayers that fund them, by imposing a prospective ban on self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.

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FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary

February 10, 2017 | Chip Kahn Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Media

The Federation of American Hospitals congratulates Dr. Tom Price on becoming the HHS Secretary.

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