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Category Archives: financing

FAH Comments on MSSP, ACO Pathways to Success Proposed Rule

October 17, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Financing, Medicare

FAH submitted comments Tuesday to CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP); Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) ― Pathways to Success Proposed Rule.

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FAH Comments on 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule

September 24, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Pharmaceuticals, Quality

This afternoon FAH filed comments with CMS regarding the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.

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FAH Comments on CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

September 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments late today on CMS’ Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seem Verma, FAH wrote, “It is imperative that providers focus on the care and well-being of their patients without unnecessary regulatory burden getting in the way…we appreciate CMS identifying a number of areas where policies can be updated, and burden reduced. However, we do have significant concerns with a number of CMS’s proposed policies including the proposal to collapse the payment rates for E/M visit codes.”

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FAH Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed FY2019 IPPS & LTCH Payment Rule

June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Quality, Rural, Transparency

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. The FAH’s comments were highlighted by responses to CMS’s proposals on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, payments for new and costly CAR T-Cell therapy, CMS’s quality and payment reporting programs, interoperability, long-term care hospital policies, and price transparency.

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