fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH Leader Comments on Release of Administration’s Budget

February 12, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Financing, Media

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.

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FAH Comments on FCC Rural Health Care Program

February 02, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT, Rural

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.

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FAH Welcomes Jonathan Jagoda, New Vice President of Legislation

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.

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FAH Suggests Improvements to Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy

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.

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