fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Comments on CMS Special Enrollment Pilot Program

September 22, 2016 | FAH POlicy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

FAH sent a letter Tuesday to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt highlighting opportunities and challenges with the agency’s new special enrollment period pre-enrollment pilot program.

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FAH asks CMS to Withdraw Medicaid DSH Payment Proposed Rule

September 15, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: FAH News, Financing, Medicaid

Today, FAH filed a comment letter with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Agency’s proposal to change the way in which hospital-specific Medicaid DSH limits are calculated.

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CBO Report Highlights Challenges Facing Hospitals if Budget Cuts Continue

September 08, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Financing

Today’s report by the CBO on Medicare hospital payment cuts is a show-stopper and should give policymakers pause as they consider the future of hospital care for Americans. The bottom line: embedded Medicare cuts are taking a punishing toll on the hospitals that serve all of us.

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FAH Challenges CMS on Site Neutral Policies on Proposed Outpatient Payment Rule

September 08, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

In a comment letter sent to CMS on Tuesday about the agency’s proposed outpatient payment rule, FAH said parts of the Section 603 Site Neutral policies are “unworkable” and called for a delay in implementation.

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