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Category Archives: medicare

New Report Shows Cumulative Hospital Cuts Top $218 Billion

June 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Medicaid, Medicare

The cumulative reductions in federal payments to hospitals since 2010 will reach $218.2 billion by 2028, according to a report released today by the health economics consulting firm Dobson | DaVanzo and Associates.

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FAH, 45 Other Groups Urge Senators to Pass CREATES Act

June 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Legislation, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

A wide ranging coalition of 46 groups, that include FAH, from across the health care spectrum sent a letter today to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging swift action on the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974).

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FAH Submits to CMMI's Direct Provider Contracting Model Request for Information

May 30, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicaid, Medicare

Late last week, the FAH submitted comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on a Request for Information (RFI) it issued on a Direct Provider Contracting (DPC) model it is considering. The DPC RFI outlines a new type of model where CMS suggests it could contract directly with participating physician practices to establish those practices as the main source of care for primary care or other services for beneficiaries that voluntarily enroll. CMS considers the use of a fixed per beneficiary per month payment to cover the cost of these services with the expectation that the contracted physician practice would provide those services in a manner agreeable to both CMS and the physician practice.

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FAH Leader Comments on CMS’ New Rural Health Strategy

May 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Medicaid, Medicare, Rural

Providing health care for rural Americans comes with unique challenges. It frequently will require unique solutions. FAH and our members have long advocated for assuring the more than 60 million people who live in rural areas have access to timely, quality care. Advancing the use of telehealth, tailoring Medicare and Medicaid programs to better serve small communities and the other objectives laid out by CMS today will ultimately help patients and those hospitals that serve them.

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