Welcome to FAH!

Founded in 1966, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), is the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. 

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Congratulations to Ed Hardin

Mr. Hardin is the Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Beaumont Health.

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FAH Leader Comments on Secretary Azar’s Remarks at FAH Annual Meeting

We are excited for the opportunity to partner with HHS as the Secretary’s agenda develops, which is so important to all Americans.

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FAH Responds to Senate Request about Health Care Price and Information Transparency

March 23, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team Category: Transparency

Today, FAH submitted a letter in response to a request from Senators Cassidy, Bennet, Grassley, Carper, Young, and McCaskill. The Senators recently launched a bipartisan effort to increase health care price and information transparency to empower patients, improve quality, and lower costs.

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Axios Vitals’ Report on Medicare Margins Misses Key Data Point from MedPAC Report

March 22, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team Category: FAH News, Medicare

In a good report full of facts and figures, it is tempting to pick out one or two and claim they prove your point. Unfortunately, this morning’s (March 22nd) Axios Vitals selectively used data from MedPAC’s March Report to Congress to suggest that hospitals lose money on Medicare because they are inefficient. The blurb entitled “Let’s talk about hospitals’ Medicare margins” misses what is arguably MedPAC’s most compelling data point: 331 “relatively efficient” hospitals experienced a negative Medicare margin in 2016. It’s on page 86 – just two pages past the points highlighted by Axios.

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