The Federation of American Hospitals applauds the Members of Congress who voted today in support of The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2). This overwhelming and bipartisan vote is a strong message of support for current and future Medicare patients and their caregivers. With the passage of this legislation, seniors are one step closer to ensuring they will have access to the essential care they need when they need it. The FAH and our more than 1100 hospitals urge the Senate to swiftly pass H.R. 2.
Today’s launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (“Network”) provides an important opportunity to increase our understanding of how to get the most value in health care delivery. The Network should provide a platform for a broad spectrum of stakeholders to share ideas and best practices that enables clinicians and providers to best meet the needs of their patients. The FAH thanks President Obama and Secretary Burwell for their leadership in this initiative. We are witnessing the beginning stages of major changes in America’s health care payment and delivery system. Hopefully these changes will continue to be […] Read More
The FAH applauds the House Congressional Leadership for achieving a historic agreement on Medicare physician payment reform. In the context of this permanent agreement with a balanced package of contributions for funding, the FAH strongly supports The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) and urges Congress to swiftly pass this legislation. America’s hospitals have long urged Congress to find a solution to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and end the annual, sometimes monthly, search for a “doc fix patch.” Those temporary patches have led to needless uncertainty for physicians, hospitals, caregivers and, above all, the patients […] Read More