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Category Archives: quality

FAH Leader Named Co-Chair of Influential NQF Committee

September 27, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Quality

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

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FAH Comments to CMS on Proposed Additions and Changes to Hospital Conditions of Participation

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.

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Closer Look: Flawed Methodology Means Hospital Star Ratings Could Mislead Patients

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.

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FAH Leader Calls New Hospital Star Ratings “Not Ready for Primetime”

July 27, 2016 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality

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.

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