Category Archives: financing
April 25, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Category: Financing, Medicare, Transparency
The newly released IPPS Proposed Rule goes a long way to putting patients first.
February 12, 2018 | Chip Kahn
According to MedPAC, hospitals are already experiencing the lowest Medicare margins in history, while the CBO says nearly half of all hospitals will be facing negative margins by 2025. The White House’s FY19 budget proposal would more than double the $160+ billion in cuts imposed on hospitals since 2010. Among the flawed proposals are massive reductions in Medicare bad debt payments and cutbacks in funding for hospital care for millions of uninsured Americans, plus those in post-acute facilities. It also dramatically reduces resources for Medicaid and the training of needed new doctors. Enough is enough. These unsustainable cuts would directly impact hospitals’ ability to serve patients.
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:
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.