16 FAH Leaders Nominated for Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential” List – Vote Now!

Every year, Modern Healthcare magazine honors 100 health leaders in its “100 Most Influential People In Healthcare” list.  This annual ranking honors health policy and healthcare leaders across the country based upon input from Modern Healthcare readers and the magazine’s senior editors. This year, the FAH is proud to announce that Modern Healthcare’s list of 300 nominees includes 15 leaders from our membership, as well as FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn.  Voting is underway and will continue through June 26th.  We encourage everyone to place their vote and acknowledge the great work of our industry leaders. FAH leaders nominated […] Read More »

Ways & Means Subcommittee Hearing to Focus on Improving Competition in Medicare

This morning, the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to discuss ideas about competition in Medicare titled “Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access.” Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of The American Hospital Association, will be offering testimony at today’s hearing taking place at 10:00 am. A key focus of the hearing today will be on self-referral to physician-owned hospitals; that is doctors referring their patients to facilities they own.  There is an effort by some in Congress to unwind or weaken the current law in order to allow self-referral to proliferate.  Over […] Read More »

Federal Funding Cuts To Hospitals Escalate To $142.6 Billion

Hospitals are the cornerstones of the communities we serve.  Together with our physician partners and other caregivers, we provide life-saving, high quality care 24/7/365.  Hospitals need stable revenue streams to continue providing these services, including federal Medicare payments to fund care for the elderly and disabled.  Unfortunately, policymakers are continuing to use Medicare hospital payments as a piggybank to fund other health and non-health-related programs which threatens our ability to provide the care our communities need. With the recent enactment of the physician payment fix, hospitals are facing an additional $20 billion in cuts.  In fact, since 2010, hospitals now […] Read More »