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Category Archives: rural

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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Rural Health Center Stage at Senate Hearing

May 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Financing, Rural

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing held today, witnesses and legislators examined the issues surrounding access to health care in rural communities.

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FAH Leader Calls Senate Hearing On Rural Health Care “Important Step”

May 24, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Rural

“Hospitals are the foundation of health care in small communities from coast to coast. With a hospital close by rural Americans have access to timely, quality care and frequently depend on that hospital as their sole source of care.

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FAH Leader Comments on CMS’ New Rural Health Strategy

May 08, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Medicaid, Medicare, Rural

Providing health care for rural Americans comes with unique challenges. It frequently will require unique solutions. FAH and our members have long advocated for assuring the more than 60 million people who live in rural areas have access to timely, quality care. Advancing the use of telehealth, tailoring Medicare and Medicaid programs to better serve small communities and the other objectives laid out by CMS today will ultimately help patients and those hospitals that serve them.

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