Category Archives: financing
May 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing held today, witnesses and legislators examined the issues surrounding access to health care in rural communities.
April 25, 2018 | Chip Kahn
Category: Financing, Medicare, Transparency
The newly released IPPS Proposed Rule goes a long way to putting patients first.
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.
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:
- Public Charge Rule Could Have Chilling Effect on Access to Care
- REPORT: A Medicare Public Option Puts Majority of Rural Hospitals at Risk
- In the News – FAH’s Study on Modernizing the HCAHPS Patient Experience Survey
- Joint Statement from National Hospitals Associations on Proposed CY 2020 OPPS Rule