February 24, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare
The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) sent a joint letter to each member of the House and Senate on Friday urging them oppose any legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.
February 22, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Quality
In an op-ed published in this week’s Modern Healthcare, FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn talked about telehealth – from the advantages it provides patients to the challenges it faces legislatively.
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.
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.
- Hospital Groups to Congress: Maintain Ban on Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Facilities
- ICYMI: FAH Leader Addresses Challenges, Advantages of Telehealth in Modern Healthcare Op-Ed
- Analysis Highlights Need to Maintain Law Banning Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Hospitals
- FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary