fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Leader Reacts to Midterm Election Results

November 07, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

Once again health care was a clear game changer. Concerns about losing pre-existing conditions protections and the availability of affordable health coverage moved American voters. There is a real desire for a ‘let’s fix it’ approach to ensuring consumer protections and access to quality care. Now is the time to focus on the commonsense health care solutions people supported at the ballot box.

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FAH’s Chip Kahn Joins Health Care Leaders at Global Summit on Future of Hospitals

October 26, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

This past week FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn served as co-chairman at a first of its kind summit in Israel centered around the theme - “The Future Hospital: Setting Strategies for 2030 and Beyond.”

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FAH Leader Comments on the Trump Administration’s Proposal To Change Medicare Drug Prices

October 25, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

We agree with the President that it is time to reduce the drug tab for Americans, but actions need to be focused on the real culprit - manufacturers’ prices - not the frontline hospitals and physicians who administer and prescribe those medicines. We look forward to examining the details and fine print of the Administration’s proposals.

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FAH Responds to Request for Information on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program

October 17, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

The FAH submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in response to the Request for Information on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program. The FAH expressed appreciate for the agency’s efforts to improve interoperability and offered suggestions for ONC’s implementation of the EHR Reporting Program, including revising the focus of the Program and improving the Certified Health IT Products List (CHPL) website.

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