Category Archives: medicare
January 30, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Medicare, Rehabilitation Care
In a letter sent today to CMS Administrator Seem Verma, FAH expressed appreciation for the new Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, which provides relief to the hospitals affected by this year’s disasters.
January 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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.
January 18, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
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.
January 16, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Today, the FAH submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on that Agency’s proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program.