fah hospital policy blog

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

Standing up for Rural Hospitals

May 19, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality, Rural

Temperatures are heating up, classes are winding down and the Memorial Day Weekend is almost here – all sure signs that summer is almost here. The auto club AAA estimates that over the next few days nearly 40 million people will get away to the beach, the lake or the mountains looking to cool off and relax!

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Medicare Hearing: An Important First Step in Protecting Patient Care

May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Rural, Sequester

FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.

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FAH Leader Applauds Administration’s Regulatory Reform Efforts, Submits Recommendations

May 17, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, General, Medicaid, Medicare

“When regulations start hindering care instead of helping people - we have a problem.

“Caregiver focus should be on the patient, not outdated or ineffective bureaucratic mandates.

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Connecting Care to You

May 14, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category:

It’s a dynamic time in Washington. A new Administration and new Congress means a fresh look at health care and especailly how it’s delivered. The perfect time to more fully embrace the benefits of telehealth.

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