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Category Archives: medicare

FAH Comments on EPM Cancelation Proposed Rule

October 16, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare

FAH sent comments to CMS today supporting the agency’s decision to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPM), and encouraging the Agency to make additional changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR).

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FAH Leader Comments on Efforts to Repeal IPAB

October 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Congress should be making the important decisions on Medicare that so critically affects the lives of 58 million seniors and disabled Americans. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), included in the ACA to set Medicare payment and delivery policy, was a bad idea from the beginning.

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FAH Comments on Proposed Home Health Payment and Methodology Changes

September 25, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Health Care Delivery, Medicare

The Federation of American Hospitals sent comments to CMS today on proposed changes to the 2018 home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) rate and proposed refinements to the case-mix adjustment methodology that would begin in 2019.

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Legislative Lifeline: Bipartisan Bill Can Cure Funding Issue for Rural Hospitals

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicare, Rural

Rural hospitals provide a vital lifeline to nearly 60 million Americans. Whether you are taking you child for a check-up at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California or need emergency care at Desoto Memorial in Arcadia, Florida, facilities from coast to coast keep small communities healthy physically and fiscally.

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