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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

Category Archives: health-care-delivery

FAH, AHA Send Joint Letter to Congress on Surprise Billing

December 21, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery

This afternoon FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn and AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack sent a joint letter to leaders in Congress addressing the issue of surprise billing highlighting the need to find a solution that first and foremost protects patients.

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FAH Leader Comments on Trump Administration’s Health Care Competition Report

December 03, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Realignment

Too many elements of the Administration’s report resort to the same old bromides that got us here in the first place, and would reverse the progress hospitals and others are hard at work on.

The FAH shares the Administration’s goal to improve choice and competition for patients. We support several specific recommendations regarding the benefits of telehealth and streamlining quality measurement programs. And we agree that a more engaged consumer is key to driving value.

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FAH Comments on FCC Telehealth Pilot Program

October 05, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Health Care Delivery, HIT

FAH sent a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week supporting the Connected Care Pilot Program, which earmarks $100 million to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans.

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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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