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Category Archives: transparency

FAH: Proposed OPPS Rule “Misses Mark” on Transparency; Patients Need “Actionable” Info

September 27, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement, Transparency

The CMS proposed regulation on negotiated price transparency wholly misses the markon providing financial information Americans can actually use.

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Joint Statement from National Hospitals Associations on Proposed CY 2020 OPPS Rule

July 30, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Transparency

​“Hospitals and health systems want to ensure that patients have access to information they need to choose their health care, including their out-of-pocket obligations.”

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FAH Comments on HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices

July 17, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Pharmaceuticals, Transparency

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) sent a letter Monday to HHS Secretary Alex Azar commenting on the agency’s recently released Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.

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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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