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

Category Archives: insurance

Response to COVID-19 Requires Health Security as Well as Income Security

May 19, 2020 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Insurance

To understand the true effect of the fallout of the current COVID-19 crisis, just read recent headlines. One of the latest jobs reports has been described as “unthinkable” and the road to economic recovery characterized as “long and painful.”

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FAH Comments on Insurer Transparency Proposed Rule

January 30, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Insurance

The FAH submitted comments in response to the Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule, which would require health insurers to: publicly disclose the payment rates they have negotiated with health care providers and disclose to their enrollee’s estimated cost-sharing liability (e.g., copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles).

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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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