fah hospital policy blog

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

FAH, AMA Support Bicameral Fix to Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs

June 22, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Medicare

A recently introduced bicameral bill will fix a lifeline for health care providers before it becomes an anchor that sinks the recovery of hospitals.

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Critical Access to Patient Care Will be Affected if Medicare Accelerated & Advance Payment Programs aren’t Adjusted NOW!

June 16, 2020 | Chip Kahn, FAH President and CEO

Category: FAH News, Financing, Medicare

Time is up! An important federal program that provided a vital financial lifeline to hospitals and health care providers, allowing them to provide access to critical patient care, could now have devastating effects.

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HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Jim Jirjis Named to HHS’ HITAC

June 09, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General, HIT

FAH member HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Jim Jiris was recently named to HHS’ The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).

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FAH Outlines COVID Relief Priorities in Letter to Senate Leaders

May 28, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Legislation

WASHINGTON - The Federation of American Hospitals sent a letter to Senate leaders today outlining priorities for upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. They include refining repayment terms for the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program, ensuring the newly unemployed can maintain their private health coverage and enacting liability protections for caregivers and hospitals.

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