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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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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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Registration for the 2016 FAH Public Policy Conference, February 28th – March 1st in Washington, D.C. will open soon. Visit our annual meeting section to find out more information. You don't want to miss this event!

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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, Other Hospital Groups Ask CMS to Delay New Measures

May 25, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Quality

A hospital coalition letter sent this week to CMS seeks an implementation delay of at least a six months for two new measure sets in the psychiatric hospital quality and payment program.

The letter was signed by the Federation of American Hospitals, American Hospital Association, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute. It describes the challenges hospitals encounter in collecting the data to report and the Screening for Metabolic Disorders, which is not endorsed by the National Quality Forum (“NQF”) the measures of Transition Record Documentation (NQF #0647 and #0648)

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FAH: Hospitals Support the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (H.R. 5273)

May 18, 2016 | Chip Kahn Category: FAH News, Legislation

Legislation introduced today by the leadership of the Ways and Means Committee recognizes the importance of access to hospital care for millions of Americans. That is why I am pleased to offer the support of the FAH for this targeted, thoughtful measure that would, among other provisions, allow community hospitals to finalize essential outpatient arrangements in order to better serve patients in their communities.

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