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Category Archives: financing

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 Leader Comments on Elimination of Federal Cost-Sharing Payments

October 13, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Financing

Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement on announcement that Federal cost-sharing payments will be eliminated:

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FAH Comments on Proposed Home Health Payment and Methodology Changes

September 25, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent comments to CMS today on proposed changes to the 2018 home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rate and proposed refinements to the case-mix adjustment methodology that would begin in 2019.

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FAH Comments on 2018 Proposed OPPS and PFS Rules

September 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Medicare

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) filed comment letters in response to CMS’s proposed rules governing Medicare hospital outpatient payments and physician fee schedule payments in 2018.

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