January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Hospital groups sent a letter to Members of the House and Senate Wednesday urging that they include in the short term funding bill “a two year delay of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts, as well as straight 5-year extensions of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) and enhanced low-volume adjustment (LVA) programs.” The groups explained to legislators the importance of each of the programs and highlighted their effects on our nation’s most vulnerable patients.
January 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Today, the FAH submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on that Agency’s proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program.
January 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Congratulations to Rep. Peter Roskam on his selection as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Chairman Roskam is a thoughtful, pragmatic legislator, with a proven understanding of health care. FAH looks forward to his leadership and is ready to work with him in his new role.
January 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn
This week Members of the Finance Committee will learn what many of us already know – Alex Azar is uniquely suited to serve as HHS Secretary and ready to confront the health care challenges and opportunities facing this nation’s patients, families and caregivers.
Mr. Azar’s years of experience in both the private and public sectors equips him well to effectively lead this complex agency.
We encourage the US Senate to confirm Mr. Azar quickly. We look forward to working with him on further improving American health care delivery and financing.