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Category Archives: insurance

FAH Leader Talks about “Health Security” in Modern Healthcare Op-Ed

October 17, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

Today, Modern Healthcare published a commentary authored by Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn entitled “Upcoming Open Enrollment Offers Opportunity for More Americans to Protect Health, Wealth.” The piece uses a recent study from the research firm Avalere to make the case that health care coverage can protect people “psychologically, physically and fiscally.”

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FAH Comments on Insurer Transparency Provisions

June 02, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

FAH sent a comment letter to Office of Management and Budget Tuesday responding to CMS’ information request related to the Affordable Care Act’s insurer transparency provisions.

The Federation voiced support for the agency’s efforts to move forward in requiring insurers to publicly report information important to consumers as they make choices about their health coverage. However, the letter did highlight disappointment that CMS has not yet fully implemented the requirements of the law.

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FAH Renews Call Against “Skinny” Plans

March 21, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Insurance

A growing trend in the employer-sponsored health insurance market is putting patients at risk. Some employer-sponsored plans, often known as “skinny” plans, aren’t offering workers access to hospital outpatient services. In a letter sent late Friday, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) asked the Administration officials to address this glaring problem.

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FAH Responds to CMS’ Draft 2017 Letter to Issuers

January 15, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Insurance

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter Friday to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing its views on the DRAFT 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (“FFM”). FAH’s letter highlights important consumer topics, such as surprise billing, network adequacy standards and network strength and echoes many of the views FAH shared when responding to the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule in December.

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