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Category Archives: medicare

FAH Urges OIS to Develop a New Safe Harbor for APM Incentive Payments

February 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare

Today, the FAH submitted comments to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the OIG’s annual solicitation of new safe harbors under the Medicare anti-kickback statute. The FAH urged the OIG to create a new safe harbor for incentive payments between hospitals and other providers when operating within the confines of a qualified alternative payment model (APM), as designated by CMS.

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FAH Comments on Medicare’s Extreme & Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies

February 20, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare

FAH sent a letter today to CMS Administrator Seema Verma outlining ways that the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies interim final rule could be improved. The letter expressed appreciation for CMS’ recognition of the need for such a policy and relief it provides to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) affected by this year’s disasters, including the devastating hurricanes.

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FAH Suggests Improvements to Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy

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.

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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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