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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

Category Archives: rural

Working in Health Care, Serving their Community

November 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural

From helping in the halls of the hospital to making contributions in their community, rural areas depend on hospital heroes every day. These folks are nurses, techs and CEOs, but they are also volunteers, coaches and even quilters. They don’t ask for attention, but we think they deserve our gratitude. This Rural Hospital Week the FAH is shining a light on people who work in health care and continue to serve their community once they leave the hospital.

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Bill Carpenter Receives FAH’s Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award

October 09, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality, Rural

The Federation of American Hospitals was honored to give its Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award to LifePoint Health’s Bill Carpenter Tuesday morning.

Health care and the very lives of millions of rural Americans have been improved by Bill’s leadership and vision.

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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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