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Category Archives: insurance

Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Over Illegal Rule Mandating Public Disclosure of Individually Negotiated Rates

December 04, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Statement, Transparency

Today, four national organizations representing hospitals and health systems sued the federal government, challenging last month’s contract disclosure rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Public Charge Rule Could Have Chilling Effect on Access to Care

August 12, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Insurance, Medicaid

Hospitals are concerned that today’s decision will put the health of millions at risk by creating a chilling effect on enrollment for vital health safety net programs.

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FAH Urges Congress to Lower Insurance Premiums

May 29, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Insurance

This week, FAH, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other major health care groups sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging prompt Congressional action to “establish a premium reduction/reinsurance program to help cover the costs of people with significant health care needs and improve the affordability of health care coverage.”

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Joint Statement from FAH & AHA: Hospitals Seek Common Sense Solutions to Surprise Bills

December 10, 2018 | Chip Kahn and Rick Pollack

Category: FAH News, Insurance

Hospitals and health systems want to protect their patients from surprise bills. Consumers, health insurers, employers, and hospitals all agree on that and need to find a common ground solution.

Inadequate health plan provider networks that limit patient access to emergency care is one of the root causes of surprise bills. Patients should be confident that they can seek immediate lifesaving care at any hospital.

The hospital community wants to ensure that patients are protected from surprise gaps in coverage that result in surprise bills, and we look forward to working with policymakers to achieve this goal.

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