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Category Archives: medicare

Mayors Urge Congress to Restore Hospital Funding in ACA Repeal

February 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Rural

The Mayors of five Arizona cities recently penned an op-ed that contained a simple message for those in Washington – ACA repeal must also restore Medicare funding for hospitals. “Cutting Medicare years ago hurt hospitals. Not restoring that funding now would be disastrous for cities and patients,” the mayors of Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Prescott and Chandler wrote in the Arizona Republic. The op-ed lays out the importance of hospitals in each of their communities – from the impact on jobs and the economy to the vital care they provide to patients.

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FAH Leader on Latest CMS Bundle: “Need to get it right, avoid laying on too much, too fast”

October 03, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

We understand CMS’s urgency for healthcare delivery reform. However, in the expansion of the bundling demonstrations we need to get it right, be deliberative and avoid laying on too much, too fast.

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FAH Challenges CMS on Site Neutral Policies on Proposed Outpatient Payment Rule

September 08, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

In a comment letter sent to CMS on Tuesday about the agency’s proposed outpatient payment rule, FAH said parts of the Section 603 Site Neutral policies are “unworkable” and called for a delay in implementation.

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FAH Comments to CMS on Proposed Additions and Changes to Hospital Conditions of Participation

August 17, 2016 | FAH POlicy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare, Quality

The Federation of American Hospitals submitted comments to CMS on Monday in response to the agency’s proposed rule on the creation of a new anti-biotic stewardship program and updating of anti-discrimination and overall hospital quality improvement.

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