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Here you will find links to information and infographics about key issues facing hospitals, a toolkit with background information about the FAH and our members, and links to columns bylined by FAH leaders and policy experts. You also will find links to independent research groups and nonpartisan government offices which produce authoritative reports, information, and statistics about hospitals or health care policy.

The FAH Newsroom is geared primarily to members of the media and is available to members of the public. For additional information, reporters or producers can contact any of the FAH representatives listed at the bottom of this page.

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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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