Category Archives: financing
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.
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.”
June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. The FAH’s comments were highlighted by responses to CMS’s proposals on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, payments for new and costly CAR T-Cell therapy, CMS’s quality and payment reporting programs, interoperability, long-term care hospital policies, and price transparency.
June 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
A new analysis showing that the cumulative reductions in federal payments to hospitals since 2010 will top $218 billion by 2028 continues to grab headlines in leading healthcare publications.