fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Comments on FCC Telehealth Pilot Program

October 05, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Health Care Delivery, HIT

FAH sent a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week supporting the Connected Care Pilot Program, which earmarks $100 million to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans.

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FAH Comments on 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule

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.

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FAH Comments on CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

September 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments late today on CMS’ Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seem Verma, FAH wrote, “It is imperative that providers focus on the care and well-being of their patients without unnecessary regulatory burden getting in the way…we appreciate CMS identifying a number of areas where policies can be updated, and burden reduced. However, we do have significant concerns with a number of CMS’s proposed policies including the proposal to collapse the payment rates for E/M visit codes.”

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FAH Comments on Senators Grassley and Durbin Drug Pricing Amendment

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.

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