fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Supports House CHIP Reauthorization Bill

October 31, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Legislation, Medicaid

The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) on Tuesday expressing support for HR 3922, legislation that reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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FAH Releases Coalition Statement Urging Congress to Fund Vital Insurance Program

October 20, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

Today, a broad coalition of health care and business groups, including FAH, released a statement (link) regarding the market stabilization legislation proposed by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray. Last week the Administration announced it was ending CSR payments. The coalition has been working for months to make sure this vital program continues.

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FAH Leader Reacts to Bipartisan Deal on Vital Insurance Program

October 18, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

“We applaud Senators Alexander and Murray for their leadership in crafting a bipartisan plan that will help millions of working American families keep access to the care they need. Ensuring that federal funds remain available to pay for the subsidization of the cost sharing is vital to keeping premiums in check and coverage available to so many people that depend on this critical program. We encourage both the House and Senate to act swiftly on this important legislation since enrollment begins in a matter of days.”

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FAH Comments on EPM Cancellation Proposed Rule

October 16, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare

FAH sent comments to CMS today supporting the agency’s decision to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPM), and encouraging the Agency to make additional changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR).

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