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

Hospital Groups Urge Congress to Include Vital Programs in Spending Bill

January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

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.

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FAH Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to MA Program

January 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

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.

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FAH Leader Congratulates New Health Subcommittee Chair

January 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Media

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.

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FAH Encourages Senate Confirmation of HHS Secretary Nominee

January 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Hearings, Media

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.

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