Category Archives: fah-news
February 05, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
FACT: Hospital Price Growth Across All Payers Averages Just 1.8% Over Last Three Years
January 22, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery
Seven leading national hospital associations released a report urging all stakeholders to unite in accelerating interoperability to fuel improved health and care, engage individuals, and promote value.
December 15, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News
The judge got it wrong. FAH believes this ruling would have a devastating impact on the patients we serve and the nation’s health care system as a whole.
Americans deserve access to affordable coverage so they can get the care they need, including consumer protections such as pre-existing conditions. Millions have gained coverage since the passage of the ACA, and this ruling could reverse that progress.
Having this decision come in the closing hours of open enrollment also sows seeds of unnecessary confusion.
We strongly believe this should be overturned in the appeals process.
December 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn and Rick Pollack
Hospitals and health systems want to protect their patients from surprise bills. Consumers, health insurers, employers, and hospitals all agree on that and need to find a common ground solution.
Inadequate health plan provider networks that limit patient access to emergency care is one of the root causes of surprise bills. Patients should be confident that they can seek immediate lifesaving care at any hospital.
The hospital community wants to ensure that patients are protected from surprise gaps in coverage that result in surprise bills, and we look forward to working with policymakers to achieve this goal.