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Category Archives: medicare

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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FAH Leader Applauds House Vote to Repeal IPAB

November 02, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

Today’s House vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are not subject to arbitrary cuts in the program orchestrated by an appointed board of bureaucrats. It leaves in Congress’ hands the important decisions about Medicare health care services, where the decisions that affect so many Americans should be made.

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FAH Comments on EPM Cancellation 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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