fah hospital policy blog

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

New Report Shows Cumulative Hospital Cuts Top $218 Billion

June 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing, Medicaid, Medicare

The cumulative reductions in federal payments to hospitals since 2010 will reach $218.2 billion by 2028, according to a report released today by the health economics consulting firm Dobson | DaVanzo and Associates.

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HCA’s Dr. Jon Perlin Receives Prestigious National Health Care Award

June 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president, clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare received B’nai B’rith International’s 2018 National Healthcare Award on Thursday for a career of service to the medical community and patients in the United States and around the globe.

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Hospitals Improving Patient Safety, but Quality Program Needs Overhaul

June 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Quality

Hospitals are dedicated to providing safe care to the communities they serve. They have been working tirelessly to makepatients safer by reducing hospital-acquired infections and it is paying off. But despite the success, some hospitals are still being penalized by a system that doesn’t recognize recent trends in improvement.

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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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