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Category Archives: medicare

Medicare Hearing: An Important First Step in Protecting Patient Care

May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Rural, Sequester

FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.

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FAH Leader Applauds Administration’s Regulatory Reform Efforts, Submits Recommendations

May 17, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, General, Medicaid, Medicare

“When regulations start hindering care instead of helping people - we have a problem.

“Caregiver focus should be on the patient, not outdated or ineffective bureaucratic mandates.

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FAH Responds to Request for Information in the 2018 Rate Announcement and final Call Letter

April 24, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 24th in response to a Request for Information in the 2018 Rate Announcement and final Call Letter (“Call Letter”) for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Prescription Drug Programs.

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FAH Comments on CMS Rule Proposing Delay of Cardiac Bundling Rule

April 19, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

In comments to CMS on April 19th, the FAH argued for delaying the Episode Payment Model (EPM) Bundling Rule to no sooner than January 1, 2018. In a proposed rule issued in late March, CMS delayed the implementation of the EPM model until October 1, 2017 and requested comments on a further delay to January 1, 2018.

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