fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Comments on CMS Rule Proposing Delay of Cardiac Bundling Rule

April 19, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

In comments to CMS on April 19th, the FAH argued for delaying the Episode Payment Model (EPM) Bundling Rule to no sooner than January 1, 2018. In a proposed rule issued in late March, CMS delayed the implementation of the EPM model until October 1, 2017 and requested comments on a further delay to January 1, 2018.

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Looking to the Future of Value Based Payments

April 18, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Quality, Transparency

Measures that matter, return on investment, and meaningful reporting – these are three things our industry needs to focus on as we look to the future of value based payments.

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FAH Joins Other Groups in Urging that Health Coverage be Stabilized

April 12, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Insurance, Media

The Federation of American Hospitals and seven other groups sent a letters to President Trump and Congressional leaders today asking them to protect access to care for millions of Americans by quickly stabilizing the individual insurance market. The groups all agree that the best way to do this is by funding the cost sharing reductions or CSRs, which help nearly seven million people by reducing deductibles, co-payments, and out-of-pocket costs.

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FAH Leader Praises Reintroduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Rural Hospital Bill

April 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural

“This legislation is vital to the health of rural hospitals across America. It provides them critical financial support that allows hospitals in small communities to focus on what matters most – quality patient care.

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