Category Archives: medicare
January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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.
January 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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.
November 21, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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).
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.