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

FAH Comments on CMS’s New 1332 Guidance

December 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act

Today, the FAH commented on the Administration’s action, replacing existing guidance for Section 1332 waivers that give states an opportunity to opt out of certain requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The newly named State Relief and Empowerment Waivers will apply to waivers for plan years 2020 and later.

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FAH Submits Comments in Response to MA Proposed Rule

December 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

Today, FAH submitted comments in response to a Proposed Rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. The FAH letter addressed support for the following policies:

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FAH Comments on International Pricing Index Model ANPRM

December 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Pharmaceuticals

Today, the FAH commented on the Administration’s International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). The ANPRM signaled the Administration’s interest in testing an Innovation Center model which would dramatically change the manner in which Part B drugs are priced, acquired and paid for in the Medicare program.

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FAH Leader Comments on Ruling by Federal Judge Striking Down the ACA

December 15, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News

The judge got it wrong. FAH believes this ruling would have a devastating impact on the patients we serve and the nation’s health care system as a whole.

Americans deserve access to affordable coverage so they can get the care they need, including consumer protections such as pre-existing conditions. Millions have gained coverage since the passage of the ACA, and this ruling could reverse that progress.

Having this decision come in the closing hours of open enrollment also sows seeds of unnecessary confusion.

We strongly believe this should be overturned in the appeals process.

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