FAH Welcomes Srinu Sonti, New Vice President of Legislation

The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Srinu Sonti to our team. On October 19th, Srinu will be joining the Federation as Vice President, Legislation. I am delighted to have Srinu join our advocacy team. He has more than a decade of extensive health policy and political experience. His time in the Senate has given him valuable hands-on knowledge and understanding of both the legislative process and the complexities of health care payment policies. I am confident Srinu will immediately contribute to the priorities of FAH’s more than 1,000 hospital members. Before joining the Federation, […] Read More »

Health Affairs Op-Ed Asks Growing Question: Are there future consequences to High Deductible Health Plans?

High Deductible Health Plans or HDHPs are growing exponentially and data indicates they are an increasing option offered by employer health plans – the benefits for insurers and employers are easy to see – shifting costs saves them money. Conventional wisdom also suggests that it makes patients more selective and cost conscious (increasing their “skin in the game”), thereby lowering overall medical expenses. But now studies are starting to examine possible side effects for both patients and the providers of their care, leading to the question: Are there negative consequences to HDHPs? A recent piece in Health Affairs by Ifrad […] Read More »

FAH President & CEO Keynotes HIMSS Summit, Celebrates National Health IT Week

On Wednesday, FAH President & CEO Chip Kahn gave the keynote speech at the HIMSS Policy Summit during National Health IT Week. Healthcare IT News spotlighted Kahn’s health care expertise in a piece this week: 8 healthcare insights from a longtime Washington insider. Kahn offered key observations on challenges facing the industry both politically and internationally: On the coverage side, ACA (aka Obama Care) has been successful – maybe not as successful as it could have been, but the law has changed life in America. Many people have coverage today who would never have hoped to have coverage before. At […] Read More »