Category Archives: quality
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.
July 13, 2016 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Today, Health Affairs published a new blog authored by Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn entitled Dynamic Debate: Health Affairs Forum Begins Value-Based Payment Discussion. It looks at the current state of health care payment systems and examines ways they can be improved.
- 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