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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 FY2019 IRF and IPF Proposed Payment Rules

June 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: HIT, Quality

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the FY 2019 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule and the FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) PPS proposed rule.

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FAH Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed FY2019 IPPS & LTCH Payment Rule

June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Quality, Rural, Transparency

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.

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FAH Submits Comments on ONC’s Draft Trusted Exchange Framework

February 20, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

Federation of American Hospitals recently submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) regarding the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (Draft TEFCA). FAH expressed support for ONC’s efforts to advance interoperability, while providing suggestions for improvements and requesting a number of clarifications to the TEFCA. Some key comments include:

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