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FAH Statement | Medicare | Chip Kahn

“Here we go again” – FAH Leader Reacts to Release of IPPS Proposed Rule 

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after reviewing the IPPS Proposed Rule:

“Here we go again. Just like last year, with inflation still stubbornly high, CMS fails to meet the moment by once again proposing an inadequate payment update that will leave hospitals struggling to meet the needs of patients.  

“We need Congress to examine the inability of current payments to keep up with rising costs outside hospitals’ control, which ultimately jeopardizes patient care at a time when hospitals are being threatened with Medicare cuts. These cuts could lead to closures in rural and underserved areas.”