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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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FAH Comments on FCC Rural Health Care Program

February 02, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT, Rural

FAH recently commented on the FCC’s proposed changes for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which provides funding to health care providers for broadband and telecommunications services.

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FAH, Stakeholders Push for Meaningful Use Changes

August 23, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: HIT

The Federation of American Hospitals signed a letter with 20 other stakeholder groups urging CMS to move from a full-year reporting period for the Meaningful Use program to 90 days for 2016.

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