fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Celebrates 2017 National Hospital Week

May 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Media

Hospitals across the country and their millions of employees work diligently to provide quality care to patients 24/7/365. Much of the time their hard works goes unnoticed, but not this week. National Hospital Week is a chance for us all to say thanks! This year’s celebration runs from May 7th to the 13th and the theme is “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.”

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FAH Leader Reacts to House Passage of AHCA

May 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, FAH News, Health Care Delivery

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act: “Republicans have set their sights on repealing and replacing the ACA so today’s vote is disappointing, but not surprising. As passed by the House of Representatives, the AHCA fails to protect the health coverage and access to care for so many Americans. It also makes it more difficult for hospitals to deliver the care we all rely on. With these concerns top of mind, FAH could not support the House legislation today.

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Millions of Low Income Americans Depend on Marketplace CSRs

May 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Insurance

Summer is right around the corner. June 21st, to be exact. Many Americans probably don’t pay much attention to that date, other than waiting for those warm summer days. But it should be circled on our calendars this year because it is the day on which health insurers must decide whether to participate in Obamacare Exchanges for 2018.

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FAH Responds to Request for Information in the 2018 Rate Announcement and final Call Letter

April 24, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 24th in response to a Request for Information in the 2018 Rate Announcement and final Call Letter (“Call Letter”) for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Prescription Drug Programs.

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