June 07, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News, Legislation, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals
A wide ranging coalition of 46 groups, that include FAH, from across the health care spectrum sent a letter today to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging swift action on the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974).
May 30, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Late last week, the FAH submitted comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on a Request for Information (RFI) it issued on a Direct Provider Contracting (DPC) model it is considering. The DPC RFI outlines a new type of model where CMS suggests it could contract directly with participating physician practices to establish those practices as the main source of care for primary care or other services for beneficiaries that voluntarily enroll. CMS considers the use of a fixed per beneficiary per month payment to cover the cost of these services with the expectation that the contracted physician practice would provide those services in a manner agreeable to both CMS and the physician practice.
May 25, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing held today, witnesses and legislators examined the issues surrounding access to health care in rural communities.
May 24, 2018 | Chip Kahn
“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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