Category Archives: pharmaceuticals
November 13, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Medicare, Pharmaceuticals
The Federation of American Hospitals joined 16 other groups in sending a letter to Congressional leaders today urging them to preserve the actions taken in the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 to protect seniors and taxpayers from out-of-control drug prices during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.
October 25, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Category: Financing, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals
We agree with the President that it is time to reduce the drug tab for Americans, but actions need to be focused on the real culprit - manufacturers’ prices - not the frontline hospitals and physicians who administer and prescribe those medicines. We look forward to examining the details and fine print of the Administration’s proposals.
September 24, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Financing, Pharmaceuticals, Quality
This afternoon FAH filed comments with CMS regarding the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.
August 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Legislation, Pharmaceuticals
Rising and excessive drug prices threaten patient access to the drugs they need and can undermine the care physicians see as necessary for patients. The Grassley-Durbin amendment (#3787) would take a great leap forward in providing consumers useful information on drug prices that could help them buy smart. And, the public display of prices could put a spotlight on those high prices and bring them down.