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Category Archives: media

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 23, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Media

Everyone is going through something. SNL actor Pete Davidson, singer Mariah Carey, and NBA star Kevin Love are just three of the 43.7 million Americans who experience a mental health condition each year, according to Mental Health America.

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FAH Members Included on Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare List

May 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Tean

Category: FAH News, General, Media

Becker’s Healthcare released its 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare list this week and it includes three people from FAH member companies.

Bill Carpenter, Chairman and CEO of Lifepoint Health, Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO of HCA, and Marsha Powers, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Tenet Healthcare, were each honored by Becker’s.

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FAH Celebrates 2018 National Hospital Week

May 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Media

This week, FAH and its member companies are joining other health care industry leaders to celebrate hospital week. A time when we express our appreciation for the more than 5,000 community hospitals across our country.

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FAH Comments on CMS 2019 MA Draft Call Letter

March 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Media, Medicare

FAH recently submitted a comment letter to CMS on the 2019 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter. FAH urged CMS to use caution when allowing MA organizations (MAOs) greater flexibility regarding cost-sharing and benefit design (e.g., tiered cost-sharing, increased cost-sharing to manage utilization, and new interpretation of the uniformity requirements), as these changes could limit transparency and increase beneficiary costs and confusion.

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