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FAH and AHA strongly oppose H.R. 1156, "Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017"

February 24, 2017

The Federation of American Hospitals and American Hospital Association's joint letter to Congress to express strong opposition to H.R. 1156, the "Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017," and any other legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals. Learn More

Summary of Draft House Bill to Repeal and Replace Parts of the ACA

February 24, 2017

Today, draft legislative language became public regarding potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace legislation that may be considered by the House. This Bulletin summarizes major parts of the bill. Learn More

CMS Releases Proposed Medicare Advantage Payment and Policy Updates for 2018

February 02, 2017

CMS yesterday issued its advance notice of proposed changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D rates and payment polices for calendar year (CY) 2018. The notice includes the preliminary estimates of the national per capita MA growth percentage and Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) growth percentage, which are key factors in determining the MA capitation rates. It also contains proposed changes to methodologies governing payment for health plan and prescription drug benefits in CY 2018, among oth Learn More

Final Cardiac Care and Expanded Hip/Knee Bundled Payment Programs

February 02, 2017

CMS on Dec. 20 finalized a new payment model that will bundle payment to acute care hospitals for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services. This Advisory highlights the critical changes CMS made to the programs from the proposed rule. Learn More

Hospital associations outline for Congress their top priorities for the future of the ACA

January 27, 2017

In this joint letter to Congress, the AHA and 71 state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations outline their top priorities as the administration and Congress deliberate the future of the Affordable Care Act. Learn More

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