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Category Archives: insurance

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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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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