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FAH Highlights Price Transparency Compliance and Benefits of Hospital Integration in Statement to E&C Subcommittee 

FAH submitted a statement for the record in response to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s hearing today on several health care issues.

The letter stated, “FAH and our member hospitals share the Subcommittee’s goal of promoting a market-driven health care system that empowers patients with more choice and control over their health care decisions. We believe a more informed and engaged consumer will drive competition that accelerates progress towards higher quality and more affordable health care.”

Issues addressed in the statement include:

  • Rapidly Improving Hospital Price Transparency Compliance
  • Understanding Positive Effects of Hospital Integration
  • Importance of Maintaining Current Ban on Self-Referral to Physician-Owned Hospitals (POH)
  • Opposing Site-Neutral Payment Cuts to Ensure Access to Care
  • Stopping Insurer and Medicare Advantage Unfair Practices

You can read the complete letter here.