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

Drug Price Hearing Should Focus on Effects of Surging Costs on Community Hospitals

February 03, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Pharmaceuticals

Thursday morning, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled, “Developments in the Prescription Drug Market.” Members will discuss the reasons for the recent rapid rise in drug prices and the generic drug approval process, while hearing from a wide array of witnesses, including current and former drug company leaders and government officials.

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FAH Challenges CMS on IPPS 0.2 Payment Reduction

February 03, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Medicaid, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments on Tuesday in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) court-ordered notice regarding the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) 0.2 percent reduction imposed in FY 2014 in connection with implementation of the Two-Midnight policy.

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FAH Expresses Concern Over Applying RACs to Medicare Advantage

February 01, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter Monday to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing its views on the draft Statement of Work (“SOW”) for a Medicare Advantage (“MA”) Risk Adjustment Data Validation (“RADV”) Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”).

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FAH comments on the proposed changes to chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations

February 01, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) recently submitted comments on proposed revisions to the compounding chapter (<797>) of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. Chapter <797> is essential for the safe compounding of pharmaceuticals in health care facilities. The proposed revisions to <797> were extensive and detailed.

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