Modern Healthcare “100 Most Influential” Honors FAH’s Chip Kahn, Several FAH Member Leaders

FAH and the leadership of its member companies are strongly represented in Modern Healthcare magazine’s just released 2015 list of the “100 Most Influential People In Healthcare.” This annual ranking uses input from Modern Healthcare readers and the magazine’s senior editors to honor health policy and health care leaders nationwide. Modern Healthcare selected 10 FAH leaders for the 2015 list: #7 Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO, HCA, Nashville, TN #9 Trevor Fetter, President and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, TX #18 Wayne Smith, President and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, TN #28 Chip Kahn, President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, […] Read More »

FAH President-Authored Study Gains National Media Attention

On Monday, Health Affairs published a new report co-authored by FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn titled, Assessing Medicare’s Hospital Pay-for-Performance Programs and Whether They Are Achieving Their Goals. The study examines the impact of three key Medicare pay-for-performance programs: Value-based Purchasing (VBP), the Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. This week, the study has gained media attention from several leading media outlets. The study was highlighted by POLITICO Pulse, and included extra commentary from Mr. Kahn: FAH: STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT ON PAY FOR PERFORMANCE — “…. The study found that hospitals made progress […] Read More »

JAMA Study Echoes Health Affairs Quality Study

A study released last week by the Journal of the American Medicaid Association (JAMA) provides in-depth analysis of the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, with findings that echo those from an FAH authored Heath Affairs study released Monday. The two studies share many common threads and a key similar conclusion: these programs have yielded successes and demonstrated some shortcomings that must be addressed so that the programs can evolve and work effectively. The JAMA study focuses on the Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program instituted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2015. In analyzing the characteristics of hospitals […] Read More »