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Category Archives: fah-news

Analysis Highlights Need to Maintain Law Banning Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Hospitals

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.

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FAH Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Price as HHS Secretary

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.

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ICYMI: FAH/AHA Drug Pricing Study Continues to Make Headlines

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.”

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Statement on President-Elect Trump’s HHS Nominations

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.

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