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Category Archives: financing

FAH Leader Comments on Elimination of Federal Cost-Sharing Payments

October 13, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing

Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement on announcement that Federal cost-sharing payments will be eliminated:

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FAH Comments on Proposed Home Health Payment and Methodology Changes

September 25, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent comments to CMS today on proposed changes to the 2018 home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rate and proposed refinements to the case-mix adjustment methodology that would begin in 2019.

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FAH Comments on 2018 Proposed OPPS and PFS Rules

September 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Medicare

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) filed comment letters in response to CMS’s proposed rules governing Medicare hospital outpatient payments and physician fee schedule payments in 2018.

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FAH Submits Comments on MACRA 2018 Proposal

August 21, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

Friday, the Federation of American Hospitals submitted comments to CMS on proposals to update the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) for calendar year 2018. The QPP was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and establishes a new framework for physician payment focused on value. FAH letter provides comments on both components of the QPP: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive program

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