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Category Archives: general

FAH CEO: Stark Law Needs “Critical Improvements”, Hatch White Paper Examines Need for Change

June 30, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, General

FAH appreciates the efforts to reform the Stark Law by Chairman Hatch and other members of the Senate Finance Committee.

There is undoubtedly a need to modernize this legislation. Right now it is costly, unwieldy and burdensome, often leading to disproportionate penalties for providers. It also needs to keep pace with the future of health care payment and delivery models.

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FAH Renews Call Against “Skinny” Plans

March 21, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General, Insurance

A growing trend in the employer-sponsored health insurance market is putting patients at risk. Some employer-sponsored plans, often known as “skinny” plans, aren’t offering workers access to hospital outpatient services. In a letter sent late Friday, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) asked the Administration officials to address this glaring problem.

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Nominations Open for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential List

March 17, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General

Every year, Modern Healthcare magazine honors 100 health leaders in its “100 Most Influential People In Healthcare” list. This annual ranking honors health policy and healthcare leaders across the country based upon input from Modern Healthcare readers and the magazine’s senior editors.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week in Full Swing

March 15, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, General

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) is proud to be participating in Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016, which runs through March 19th.

This annual education and awareness campaign for health care is led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), which is a non-profit organization “dedicated to creating a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm.”

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