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Category Archives: medicaid

FAH Leader Comments on CMS’ New Rural Health Strategy

May 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Medicaid, Medicare, Rural

Providing health care for rural Americans comes with unique challenges. It frequently will require unique solutions. FAH and our members have long advocated for assuring the more than 60 million people who live in rural areas have access to timely, quality care. Advancing the use of telehealth, tailoring Medicare and Medicaid programs to better serve small communities and the other objectives laid out by CMS today will ultimately help patients and those hospitals that serve them.

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FAH Comments on Choice and Competition in the Health Care Marketplace

January 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals responded to a Department of Health and Human Services Request for Information (RFI) on how to promote choice and competition in the health care marketplace. The RFI was issued in response to the President’s Executive Order issued in October 2017, requiring the Secretary of HHS to provide a report to the President detailing the extent to which current law, regulations and policies fail to promote choice and competition.

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Hospital Groups Urge Congress to Include Vital Programs in Spending Bill

January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

Hospital groups sent a letter to Members of the House and Senate Wednesday urging that they include in the short term funding bill “a two year delay of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts, as well as straight 5-year extensions of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) and enhanced low-volume adjustment (LVA) programs.” The groups explained to legislators the importance of each of the programs and highlighted their effects on our nation’s most vulnerable patients.

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FAH Comments on Administration’s New Vision for CMMI

November 21, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicaid, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to CMS today answering the agency’s Request for Information on a new direction for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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