fah hospital policy blog

Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

FAH Leader Reacts to House Consideration of AHCA

March 24, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Legislation

“As the Congress regroups after the consideration of the American Health Care Act, we hope moving forward that policy makers will focus on improving access to affordable health care coverage for Americans, protect and strengthen the Medicaid program for the most vulnerable, and restore needed Medicare funding so community hospitals have sufficient resources to continue to deliver high quality care to seniors and the disabled.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Delay of Mandatory Bundles

March 20, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Quality

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement after HHS announced today that it was delaying and seeking comment on the implementation of the mandatory cardiac bundle program as well as the expansion of the current mandatory joint replacement bundle program:

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FAH Welcomes Erin Richardson, New Vice President and Associate General Counsel

March 15, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Richardson as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. It is gratifying to have Erin join our staff.

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Keith Pitts Receives FAH’s Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award

March 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

The Federation of American Hospitals was honored to give its newly named Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award to Tenet Health’s Keith Pitts on Monday morning. Keith Pitts has worked in the hospital industry for more than 40 years. During that time, he has come to be recognized as one of the most influential figures in our sector. He devoted his professional career to the nation’s healthcare delivery system and to the patients we serve. He has represented the investor-owned hospital community with distinction, and is known for finding solutions using his keen business and common sense. Keith is a three-time Chairman of the Federation and a longtime board member.

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