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Axios Vitals’ Report on Medicare Margins Misses Key Data Point from MedPAC Report

March 22, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicare

In a good report full of facts and figures, it is tempting to pick out one or two and claim they prove your point. Unfortunately, this morning’s (March 22nd) Axios Vitals selectively used data from MedPAC’s March Report to Congress to suggest that hospitals lose money on Medicare because they are inefficient. The blurb entitled “Let’s talk about hospitals’ Medicare margins” misses what is arguably MedPAC’s most compelling data point: 331 “relatively efficient” hospitals experienced a negative Medicare margin in 2016. It’s on page 86 – just two pages past the points highlighted by Axios.

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LifePoint Health Receives Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety

March 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

LifePoint Health received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level on Tuesday at the National Quality Forum (NQF) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The company received the honor for its National Quality Program, which was created in partnership with Duke University Health System. The program has led to significant enhancements across the LifePoint network, including a more than 60 percent improvement in aggregate patient safety.

LifePoint Health, a member of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), is the first investor-owned health system to earn an Eisenberg Award.

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FAH Presents Annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award to Ed Hardin

March 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

This week the Federation of American Hospitals presented Edmond Hardin, Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management at Beaumont Health, with the 12th annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award. Hardin was honored March 5th during the FAH Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Presenter Jerry McKinney, Chairman of the FAH Exposition Advisory Committee, was joined on stage by a special guest – Corris Boyd’s wife, Vanessa.

“This award is given annually in memory of our late friend. Corris Boyd was an exceptional person and an outstanding leader in workplace diversity. This award is our way of keeping his legacy of excellence going and we are so happy to have Vanessa here to take part,” McKinney said.

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FAH Leader Comments on Secretary Azar’s Remarks at FAH Annual Meeting

March 06, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Media

“We were pleased that Sec. Azar chose our meeting for one of his first major public addresses. It was an opportunity for all of us to hear his agenda first hand. We are excited for the opportunity to partner with HHS as the Secretary’s agenda develops, which is so important to all Americans.”

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