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Category Archives: financing

FAH Leader Reacts to Better Care Reconciliation Act Discussion Draft

June 22, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Medicaid

Most providers and clinicians, including FAH, are deeply concerned by the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) discussion draft released today. The opportunity is still there for the Senate to make critical revisions to keep the promise of accessible, affordable health care coverage and ensure Medicaid remains a viable program because it is essential to our most vulnerable neighbors.

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“Caregiver focus should be on the patient, not outdated or ineffective bureaucratic mandates.

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Millions of Low Income Americans Depend on Marketplace CSRs

May 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Insurance

Summer is right around the corner. June 21st, to be exact. Many Americans probably don’t pay much attention to that date, other than waiting for those warm summer days. But it should be circled on our calendars this year because it is the day on which health insurers must decide whether to participate in Obamacare Exchanges for 2018.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Delay of Mandatory Bundles

March 20, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Quality

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement after HHS announced today that it was delaying and seeking comment on the implementation of the mandatory cardiac bundle program as well as the expansion of the current mandatory joint replacement bundle program:

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