Category Archives: fah-news
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.
January 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Media, Pharmaceuticals
The website Healthcare Dive recently refocused the spotlight on the FAH/AHA hospital drug pricing study by publishing a feature article entitled, “How hospitals can fight the cost of budget-busting drugs.”
November 29, 2016 | Chip Kahn
Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Medicaid
The Federation of American Hospitals congratulates Chairman Tom Price on his nomination to be HHS Secretary.
- Analysis Highlights Need to Maintain Law Banning Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Hospitals
- FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary
- Mayors Urge Congress to Restore Hospital Funding in ACA Repeal
- ICYMI: AZ Governor Op-Ed Urges Congress to Protect Rural Care in Any ACA Repeal By Restoring Hospita