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March 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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.
March 06, 2018 | Chip Kahn
“We were pleased that Sec. Azar chose our meeting for one of his first major public addresses. It was an opportunity for all of us to hear his agenda first hand. We are excited for the opportunity to partner with HHS as the Secretary’s agenda develops, which is so important to all Americans.”
February 28, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
WHAT: The annual public policy conference of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2018 WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Main Ballroom, 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., Washington, DC FEATURED SPEAKERS:
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.