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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

FAH Welcomes Patrick Velliky, New Vice President of Legislation

June 29, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to welcome Patrick Velliky to our team. Patrick will join FAH as Vice President, Legislation on July 2nd.

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FAH Comments on FY2019 IRF and IPF Proposed Payment Rules

June 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: HIT, Quality

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the FY 2019 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule and the FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) PPS proposed rule.

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FAH Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed FY2019 IPPS & LTCH Payment Rule

June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Quality, Rural, Transparency

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. The FAH’s comments were highlighted by responses to CMS’s proposals on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, payments for new and costly CAR T-Cell therapy, CMS’s quality and payment reporting programs, interoperability, long-term care hospital policies, and price transparency.

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Hospital Funding Study Sponsored by FAH, AHA Grabs Headlines

June 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Financing

A new analysis showing that the cumulative reductions in federal payments to hospitals since 2010 will top $218 billion by 2028 continues to grab headlines in leading healthcare publications.

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