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Category Archives: financing

FAH Leader Comments on the Trump Administration’s Proposal To Change Medicare Drug Prices

October 25, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Financing, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals

We agree with the President that it is time to reduce the drug tab for Americans, but actions need to be focused on the real culprit - manufacturers’ prices - not the frontline hospitals and physicians who administer and prescribe those medicines. We look forward to examining the details and fine print of the Administration’s proposals.

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FAH Comments on MSSP, ACO Pathways to Success Proposed Rule

October 17, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Financing, Medicare

FAH submitted comments Tuesday to CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP); Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) ― Pathways to Success Proposed Rule.

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FAH Comments on 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule

September 24, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Pharmaceuticals, Quality

This afternoon FAH filed comments with CMS regarding the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.

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FAH Comments on CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

September 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments late today on CMS’ Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seem Verma, FAH wrote, “It is imperative that providers focus on the care and well-being of their patients without unnecessary regulatory burden getting in the way…we appreciate CMS identifying a number of areas where policies can be updated, and burden reduced. However, we do have significant concerns with a number of CMS’s proposed policies including the proposal to collapse the payment rates for E/M visit codes.”

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