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

FAH Leader Welcomes CMS Proposal on Bundled Payments

August 16, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement after CMS proposed cancelling the mandatory Episode Payment Model (EPM) and reducing the number of hospitals required to participate in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Payment Model: “FAH very much welcomes Secretary Price’s thoughtful efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on providers while at the same time advancing innovations in patient care delivery through voluntary demonstration programs under CMMI. Today’s proposed rule is an important step in the right direction, and we look forward to providing CMS with our comments.”

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FAH Leader Looks to the Future of Value-Based Payment in New Health Affairs Blog

August 11, 2017 | Chip Kahn

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Health Affairs published a new blog authored by FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn entitled “The Future of Value-Based Payment - Time to Reexamine and Refocus Our Efforts. It looks critically at current hospital payment programs and outlines the challenges that should be addressed to ensure the continued advancement of better and more efficient care across the health care delivery system.

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FAH Joins Other Health Care and Business Groups in Support of CSR Payments for Health Care Consumers

August 03, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

The Federation of American Hospitals joined America’s Health Insurance Plans, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Benefits Council, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to issue the following statement in response to recent remarks made by the Administration on the funding of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) benefits, which directly benefit health care consumers.

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FAH Members Honored by Modern Healthcare

July 24, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Media

Three people serving in leadership roles at FAH member companies were selected to Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” and “Women to Watch” lists. The magazine complies the list every other year and says the “program honors female executives from all sectors of the healthcare system. These high achievers are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country. The biennial program recognizes women in a variety of leadership roles, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments.”

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