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The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), founded in 1966, is the national representative of investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States and one of Washington, DC’s most respected and influential health policy and advocacy organizations. Dedicated to a market-based philosophy, we provide representation and advocacy on behalf of our members to Congress, the Executive Branch, the judiciary, media, academia, accrediting organizations and the public.

The Federation of American Hospitals serves its members as a clearinghouse for information about the nation’s most vital health policy issues. These include Medicare and Medicaid, the uninsured, health care quality, patient safety, health information technology, medical liability insurance reform, rural health care, long-term hospital care, inpatient psychiatric care, hospital emergency preparedness, antitrust, compliance, the health care workforce shortage, privacy and confidentiality, tax issues, and rehabilitation services, among other important issues.

FAH Action Network

“Vandewater Elected FAH Chairman”

David T. Vandewater, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, TN), today was elected Chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH).


“FAH Strongly Opposes Senate Proposal To Cut Medicare”

Hospitals strongly oppose a Senate proposal to cut funding for seniors' Medicare to pay for extended unemployment benefits.


“Speil Promoted to EVP, Health Finance and Policy”

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn today announced the promotion, effective immediately, of Steven Speil to Executive Vice President, Health Finance and Policy, a new position.


“Hospitals Oppose Budget Deal Which Sacrifices Seniors’ Access To Health Care ”

America’s hospitals have grave concerns about the Murray-Ryan proposed budget agreement and urge Members of Congress to oppose it.


“FAH Supports Drug Quality and Security Act”

The Drug Quality and Security Act is a positive step in the right direction. The bill offers the federal government


“Price Named as FAH Senior VP, Administrative Services”

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today announced that Kerry Price will become the FAH's Senior Vice President, Administrative Services, effective December 1, 2013.


“FAH Statement For The Record On Quality For Senate Finance Committee”

More than a decade has passed since the Institute of Medicine released its seminal report. Crossing the Quality Chasm, and throughout these years,


“The FAH, the AHA, the AAMC and the CHAUSA urge Congress to Support the DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013:”

On behalf of the members of the undersigned hospital organizations, we urge you to support the DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013 (H.R. 1920).


“New Dobson DaVanzo Study Shows Structural Reforms Drives Historic Health Care Spending Slowdown”

Numerous structural reforms are driving the current health care spending slowdown, according to a new study


“Health Care Price Transparency must be Meaningful to Consumers”

CMS's release of charge information again misses the mark in providing price transparency to help consumers.


“FAH Applauds Senate Confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator”

We applaud the Senate for voting to confirm the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as the first full CMS Administrator since 2006.


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