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Category Archives: general

Giving Thanks for Access to Care This Holiday

November 23, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General

As most Americans prepare for a long weekend, FAH would like to thank the dedicated hospital staff who will be working over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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FAH CEO: Stark Law Needs “Critical Improvements”, Hatch White Paper Examines Need for Change

June 30, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, General

FAH appreciates the efforts to reform the Stark Law by Chairman Hatch and other members of the Senate Finance Committee.

There is undoubtedly a need to modernize this legislation. Right now it is costly, unwieldy and burdensome, often leading to disproportionate penalties for providers. It also needs to keep pace with the future of health care payment and delivery models.

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FAH Renews Call Against “Skinny” Plans

March 21, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Insurance

A growing trend in the employer-sponsored health insurance market is putting patients at risk. Some employer-sponsored plans, often known as “skinny” plans, aren’t offering workers access to hospital outpatient services. In a letter sent late Friday, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) asked the Administration officials to address this glaring problem.

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Nominations Open for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential List

March 17, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General

Every year, Modern Healthcare magazine honors 100 health leaders in its “100 Most Influential People In Healthcare” list. This annual ranking honors health policy and healthcare leaders across the country based upon input from Modern Healthcare readers and the magazine’s senior editors.

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