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Category Archives: medicare

Hospital Groups Urge Congress to Include Vital Programs in Spending Bill

January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

Hospital groups sent a letter to Members of the House and Senate Wednesday urging that they include in the short term funding bill “a two year delay of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts, as well as straight 5-year extensions of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) and enhanced low-volume adjustment (LVA) programs.” The groups explained to legislators the importance of each of the programs and highlighted their effects on our nation’s most vulnerable patients.

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FAH Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to MA Program

January 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

Today, the FAH submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on that Agency’s proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program.

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FAH Comments on Administration’s New Vision for CMMI

November 21, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to CMS today answering the agency’s Request for Information on a new direction for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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FAH Leader Applauds House Vote to Repeal IPAB

November 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Today’s House vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are not subject to arbitrary cuts in the program orchestrated by an appointed board of bureaucrats. It leaves in Congress’ hands the important decisions about Medicare health care services, where the decisions that affect so many Americans should be made.

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