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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

Category Archives: health-care-delivery

Looking to the Future of Value Based Payments

April 18, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Quality, Transparency

Measures that matter, return on investment, and meaningful reporting – these are three things our industry needs to focus on as we look to the future of value based payments.

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FAH Joins Other Groups in Urging that Health Coverage be Stabilized

April 12, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Insurance, Media

The Federation of American Hospitals and seven other groups sent a letters to President Trump and Congressional leaders today asking them to protect access to care for millions of Americans by quickly stabilizing the individual insurance market. The groups all agree that the best way to do this is by funding the cost sharing reductions or CSRs, which help nearly seven million people by reducing deductibles, co-payments, and out-of-pocket costs.

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FAH Leader Praises Reintroduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Rural Hospital Bill

April 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural

“This legislation is vital to the health of rural hospitals across America. It provides them critical financial support that allows hospitals in small communities to focus on what matters most – quality patient care.

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Seema Verma is the Right Choice at the Right Time

March 01, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Medicaid, Medicare

Medicare and Medicaid have seen many changes since the programs were created more than five decades ago – from the people they cover to the way benefits are administered. However, there has been one constant – smart, savvy leaders in charge with an unwavering commitment to the best interests of the program’s beneficiaries. It isn’t easy to lead the agency that runs these programs - now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). During my 40 years in health care policy, I have known and had the privilege to work closely with each of the CMS Administrators and seen them navigate countless political and policy pitfalls. I believe our nation has been fortunate to always have leaders at the Agency of the highest quality and integrity whose knowledge and abilities seemed to always fit the times.

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