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Category Archives: quality

FAH Comments on FY2019 IRF and IPF Proposed Payment Rules

June 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: HIT, Quality

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.

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FAH Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed FY2019 IPPS & LTCH Payment Rule

June 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, HIT, Medicaid, Medicare, Quality, Rural, Transparency

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.

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Hospitals Improving Patient Safety, but Quality Program Needs Overhaul

June 11, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog team

Category: Quality

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.

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LifePoint Health Receives Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety

March 14, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

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.

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