Category Archives: quality
March 09, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: Health Care Delivery, Insurance, Quality
FAH, together with other hospital groups, wrote to Anthem to express serious concerns about the insurers coverage policies for outpatient imaging and emergency care services.
The letter highlights that Anthem’s emergency services policy lacks transparency for patients and providers, essentially requires patients to know their diagnosis before seeking care, and could lead to patients delaying life-saving medical treatment. The outpatient imaging policy also lacks transparency, is confusing to patients and providers, and will result in some patients failing to receive diagnostic testing.
FAH continues to encourage Anthem to retract these polices and work with our organizations to ensure Anthem members have access to high-quality, timely care.
You can find the complete letter here.
September 28, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team
The Federation of American Hospitals this week commented on the CMS proposed methodology changes for the Medicare Hospital Star Rating program.
May 19, 2017 | Chip Kahn
Temperatures are heating up, classes are winding down and the Memorial Day Weekend is almost here – all sure signs that summer is almost here. The auto club AAA estimates that over the next few days nearly 40 million people will get away to the beach, the lake or the mountains looking to cool off and relax!
April 18, 2017 | Chip Kahn
Category: Health Care Delivery, Quality, Transparency
Measures that matter, return on investment, and meaningful reporting – these are three things our industry needs to focus on as we look to the future of value based payments.
- Public Charge Rule Could Have Chilling Effect on Access to Care
- REPORT: A Medicare Public Option Puts Majority of Rural Hospitals at Risk
- In the News – FAH’s Study on Modernizing the HCAHPS Patient Experience Survey
- Joint Statement from National Hospitals Associations on Proposed CY 2020 OPPS Rule