Category Archives: quality
June 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team
Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the FY 2019 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule and the FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) PPS proposed rule.
June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Today, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. The FAH’s comments were highlighted by responses to CMS’s proposals on Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, payments for new and costly CAR T-Cell therapy, CMS’s quality and payment reporting programs, interoperability, long-term care hospital policies, and price transparency.
June 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team
Hospitals are dedicated to providing safe care to the communities they serve. They have been working tirelessly to makepatients safer by reducing hospital-acquired infections and it is paying off. But despite the success, some hospitals are still being penalized by a system that doesn’t recognize recent trends in improvement.
March 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
LifePoint Health received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level on Tuesday at the National Quality Forum (NQF) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
The company received the honor for its National Quality Program, which was created in partnership with Duke University Health System. The program has led to significant enhancements across the LifePoint network, including a more than 60 percent improvement in aggregate patient safety.
LifePoint Health, a member of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), is the first investor-owned health system to earn an Eisenberg Award.