Category Archives: quality
September 27, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team
The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced Tuesday that Chip Kahn, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, will co-chair its important Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Coordinating Committee
August 17, 2016 | FAH POlicy Blog Team
Category: Health Care Delivery, Medicare, Quality
The Federation of American Hospitals submitted comments to CMS on Monday in response to the agency’s proposed rule on the creation of a new anti-biotic stewardship program and updating of anti-discrimination and overall hospital quality improvement.
July 28, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Health Care Delivery, Quality
The Federation of American Hospitals is disappointed by the release of the hospital overall star ratings. We have joined with our hospital partners several times to express concerns about the statistical methodology used by CMS to create these stars. FAH believes that hospitals and the public deserve an accurate portrayal of a facility’s performance and that CMS should undertake additional review and adjustments to its star rating methodology.
July 27, 2016 | Chip Kahn
We believe that star ratings can be helpful for consumers if they can be useful in health care decision-making. The new hospital star ratings fall short and are not ready for primetime.