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)
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.
May 13, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News
This week FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn participated in the third-ever Politico’s Pulse Check Podcast.
May 12, 2016 | FAH Hospital Policy Blog Team
This morning Health Affairs held a forum entitled “Envisioning The Future Of Value Based Payment” in DC. The forum provided a platform for a broad spectrum of accomplished panelists to discuss existing and developing value-based payment programs for hospitals and physicians, as well as how paying for value should evolve in a future with electronic health records, big data analytics, and personalized medicine. The panelist included keynote remarks by David Blumenthal, President of the Commonwealth Fund, HCA’s Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin and many other health care experts. The Federation of American Hospitals was one of the sponsors of this important event.
- FAH, Other Hospital Groups Ask CMS to Delay New Measures
- FAH: Hospitals Support the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (H.R. 5273)
- FAH Leader Joins Politico’s New Podcast for Wide Ranging Interview
- FAH CEO: HA Forum Offered “Fresh Look” at Value Based Payment Programs