fah hospital policy blog

Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

Call to Action: Coalition to Address Soaring Drug Prices Monday

April 22, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Pharmaceuticals

The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP), a broad-based coalition committed to combating skyrocketing drug pricing, will release market-based solutions to the problem at an event on Monday.

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FAH “Pleased” by CMS Delay of Star Ratings Release

April 20, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

After an outcry from FAH and other hospital organizations plus letters from more than half of the Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, CMS announced Wednesday that it will delay its release of the first comprehensive Hospital Star Ratings until at least July 2016. The overall Star Ratings were slated for release tomorrow.

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FAH Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Health IT Bill

April 20, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, HIT

The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter of support to lawmakers after the introduction of the Flexibility in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Act. The bill, which is bipartisan and bicameral, will give health care providers greater flexibility in adopting health information technology.

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FAH Supports House and Senate Effort to Delay Star Ratings

April 19, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

More than half of the members of the House of Representatives sent a letter this week to Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt requesting that his agency delay the release of the Hospital Star Ratings.

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