Altarum to Host Symposium Exploring US Health Care Spending

Tomorrow, the Altarum Institute will host a Symposium titled “Sustainable US Health Spending: The Quest for Value.” The Altarum Institute is a leading voice for accurate and timely information on critical health care economic issues, and the FAH commends it for hosting this symposium on such an important topic in today’s health care marketplace. The historic slowdown in health care spending is enduring, with the latest data from the BEA showing a decrease in spending in Q1 of -1.4%. Two studies conducted by the independent health economics and policy research firm Dobson | DaVanzo in 2013 and 2014, respectively, show [...] Read More »

FAH Submits Letter in Support of Expanded VA Care

The FAH submitted a letter to the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Conference Committee today to express support for a few key policies and suggest some modifications that would improve health care for America’s service men and women. The letter highlights the FAH’s support for a prompt pay amendment, originally authored by Senators Johanns (R-NE) and Warner (D-VA), that would be an important step in ensuring access to the vital care our country’s retired service members so deserve. FAH hospitals are committed to assisting those who have served their country to receive quality and timely health care. Our hospitals proudly [...] Read More »

Leah Cohen Promoted to VP, Public Relations and Political Affairs

I am pleased today to announce the promotion of Leah Cohen to Vice President, Public Relations and Political Affairs, a new position. Ms. Cohen’s promotion takes effect immediately. Her responsibilities include administering the FAH’s public relations, grassroots, and social media activities, as well as FedPAC, the FAH’s political action committee. Leah already has helped propel FAH into the 21st century social media world and I look forward to even greater things from her in the future. She is the consummate professional and has a keen understanding of the new directions for public affairs and advocacy. Ms. Cohen reports to Jeff [...] Read More »