February 12, 2018 | Chip Kahn
According to MedPAC, hospitals are already experiencing the lowest Medicare margins in history, while the CBO says nearly half of all hospitals will be facing negative margins by 2025. The White House’s FY19 budget proposal would more than double the $160+ billion in cuts imposed on hospitals since 2010. Among the flawed proposals are massive reductions in Medicare bad debt payments and cutbacks in funding for hospital care for millions of uninsured Americans, plus those in post-acute facilities. It also dramatically reduces resources for Medicaid and the training of needed new doctors. Enough is enough. These unsustainable cuts would directly impact hospitals’ ability to serve patients.
February 02, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
FAH recently commented on the FCC’s proposed changes for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which provides funding to health care providers for broadband and telecommunications services.
February 01, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Category: FAH News
The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Jagoda to our team. Jonathan will be joining FAH as Vice President, Legislation on February 26th.
January 30, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Medicare, Rehabilitation Care
In a letter sent today to CMS Administrator Seem Verma, FAH expressed appreciation for the new Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, which provides relief to the hospitals affected by this year’s disasters.