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Category Archives: medicare

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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FAH Comments on 2018 Proposed OPPS and PFS Rules

September 11, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Medicare

Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) filed comment letters in response to CMS’s proposed rules governing Medicare hospital outpatient payments and physician fee schedule payments in 2018.

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FAH Submits Ideas to Congress to Relieve Statutory & Regulatory Burdens

August 25, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare

Today, FAH submitted ideas to Chairman Tiberi on how the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee can reduce legislative and regulatory burdens on health care providers and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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