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

FAH, 45 Other Groups Urge Senators to Pass CREATES Act

June 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Legislation, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

A wide ranging coalition of 46 groups, that include FAH, from across the health care spectrum sent a letter today to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging swift action on the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974).

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FAH Submits to CMMI's Direct Provider Contracting Model Request for Information

May 30, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicaid, Medicare

Late last week, the FAH submitted comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on a Request for Information (RFI) it issued on a Direct Provider Contracting (DPC) model it is considering. The DPC RFI outlines a new type of model where CMS suggests it could contract directly with participating physician practices to establish those practices as the main source of care for primary care or other services for beneficiaries that voluntarily enroll. CMS considers the use of a fixed per beneficiary per month payment to cover the cost of these services with the expectation that the contracted physician practice would provide those services in a manner agreeable to both CMS and the physician practice.

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Rural Health Center Stage at Senate Hearing

May 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Rural

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing held today, witnesses and legislators examined the issues surrounding access to health care in rural communities.

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FAH Leader Calls Senate Hearing On Rural Health Care “Important Step”

May 24, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Rural

“Hospitals are the foundation of health care in small communities from coast to coast. With a hospital close by rural Americans have access to timely, quality care and frequently depend on that hospital as their sole source of care.

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