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Category Archives: medicare

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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FAH Comments on EPM Cancellation Proposed Rule

October 16, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare

FAH sent comments to CMS today supporting the agency’s decision to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPM), and encouraging the Agency to make additional changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR).

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FAH Leader Comments on Efforts to Repeal IPAB

October 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Congress should be making the important decisions on Medicare that so critically affects the lives of 58 million seniors and disabled Americans. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), included in the ACA to set Medicare payment and delivery policy, was a bad idea from the beginning.

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FAH Comments on Proposed Home Health Payment and Methodology Changes

September 25, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent comments to CMS today on proposed changes to the 2018 home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rate and proposed refinements to the case-mix adjustment methodology that would begin in 2019.

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