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Charles N. Kahn

President and Chief Executive Officer

Federation of American Hospitals

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Federation of American Hospitals

750 9th Street, N.W. Suite 600

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20001

United States

Company Description

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), founded in 1966, is the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. Our members include hospitals in urban and rural Ameri...more

Background Information

Employment History

Becoming President

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Member of the Coordinating Committee

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then-Senator Dan Quayle

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National Quality Forum

Member of the Governing Board


Bachelor of Arts

Johns Hopkins University


Masters of Public Health

Tulane University

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About FAH - FAH

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Charles N. Kahn III
Mr. Kahn's extensive health policy expertise, outstanding leadership abilities, lengthy Capitol Hill experience, and proven campaign and communications skills make him one of Washington, DC's most effective and accomplished trade association executives. He is one of only five health care leaders who have appeared on Modern Healthcare magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list (formerly the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" list) since its inception. Becker's Hospital Review included Mr. Kahn on its "50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" list for 2015. He also appeared on the list in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. In November 2016, The Hill selected Mr. Kahn as one of the capital's top lobbyists for the 16th consecutive year. Fortune magazine, for three consecutive years, named the former Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA), under Mr. Kahn's leadership, as the nation's most influential insurance trade association. Currently, Mr. Kahn is at the forefront of national initiatives to shape policy for advancing health care quality and information technology. He represents the FAH as a member of the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Coordinating Committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a multi-stakeholder private-public partnership for developing and implementing a national strategy for health care quality measurement. He also is a former member of the NQF's Governing Board. He was also recently chosen to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Quality for People with Serious Illness. Mr. Kahn is a member of the Board of Directors of PharmMD, a medication therapy management company. He is the past Chair of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, which funds a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, D.C. as well as scholarships for health policy graduate students. Mr. Kahn is also the recipient of the B'nai B'rith 2016 National Health Care Award, which has recognized exceptional trailblazers in the health care industry for more than 30 years. Organizers chose Mr. Kahn because he has a history of dedicated leadership and outstanding civic involvement in the health care field and in the broader community. In August 2015, Health Affairs published a report authored Mr. Kahn entitled, Assessing Medicare's Hospital Pay-for-Performance Programs and Whether They Are Achieving Their Goals. It examined 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. In February, 2014, in Dead Sea, Israel, Mr. Kahn co-chaired "Measuring Quality in Hospitals - Are the Goals Conflicting? an International Workshop sponsored by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research. Earlier, in September, 2009, in Caesarea, Israel, Mr. Kahn co-chaired another International Workshop sponsored by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research entitled "Pay for Performance - Can it Improve the Quality and Value of Israeli Health Care? He also serves as a member of the Israel Health Care Foundation board. Mr. Kahn is an avid amateur photographer, and his photography has been displayed at juried exhibitions. Experience Previously, Mr. Kahn served as a principal of the former Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA), a private-public partnership that he helped to initiate, and as a Commissioner of the American Health Information Community, a former federal policy advisory panel responsible for advising then-HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt about the diffusion of health information technology. Before coming to the FAH, Mr. Kahn was one of the nation's top public policy leaders for the health insurance industry. During his tenure as President of the HIAA, he focused national attention upon the plight of the uninsured and was recognized as one of two "major movers" of an effort sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that brought together a diverse, "strange bedfellows" coalition of often-opposing major national advocacy organizations to seek solutions for extending health coverage. In 1993 and 1994, as HIAA Executive Vice President, Mr. Kahn ran the precedent-setting "Harry and Louise" campaign, which ultimately assumed a major role during consideration of President Clinton's proposed health reform plan. The "Harry and Louise" campaign was characterized by Advertising Age magazine as "among the best conceived and executed public affairs advertising programs in history. In 2000, Mr. Kahn brought back "Harry and Louise" as advocates for the uninsured, a move applauded even by traditional critics of the health insurance industry. Mr. Kahn has a long and distinguished career as a professional staff person on Capitol Hill, specializing in health policy issues. During 1995-1998, he played a crucial role in formulating significant health legislation while serving as staff director for the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. During this time, his efforts helped bring about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Medicare provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA). From 1986-1993, Mr. Kahn served as minority health counsel for the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, where he contributed to shaping virtually every major piece of national health entitlement and health-related tax legislation. Earlier in his Capitol Hill career, he served as senior health policy advisor to former Senator David Durenberger (R-MN) and legislative assistant for health to then-Senator Dan Quayle (R-IN). Mr. Kahn cut his political teeth in the 1970s. In 1974 and 1976, he managed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's first two campaigns for the House of Representatives, and in 1975, he worked for Mayor Moon Landrieu of New Orleans. From June 1980 to June 1983, Mr. Kahn directed the Office of Financial Management Education at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) after completing an administrative residency with the Teaching Hospital Department of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Mr. Kahn taught health policy at The Johns Hopkins University, The George Washington University, and Tulane University and writes about health care financing. A commentary that he wrote - "Payment Reform Alone Will Not Transform Health Care Delivery" - appeared in January 2009 as a Web Exclusive for Health Affairs, the nation's most prestigious health policy journal. Another commentary -"Intolerable Risk, Irreparable Harm: The Legacy Of Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals" - and a paper for which he was the lead author - "Snapshot Of Hospital Quality Reporting And Pay-For-Performance Under Medicare" - appears in the January/February, 2006 edition of Health Affairs.

FAH Staff - FAH

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Charles N. Kahn III (Chip)
President & Chief Executive Officer

Clinical Pathology Labs Take Note: Death March for Fee-For-Service Payment Model Continues as Support for Change Gathers Steam | Dark Daily

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Charles N. Kahn III, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, which represents for-profits, also issued support for shifting the focus of Medicare payments to a value-based system, but he warned that hospitals must not be penalized financially in the process.
"As we proceed, it is important that Medicare take the time to test new approaches and ensure that only reforms proven to be efficient and effective are put in place," he said in a news release.

NeuroTrax | Board of Advisors

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Charles ("Chip") N. Kahn, III
Charles ("Chip") N. Kahn, III is President of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for investor-owned hospitals and health systems. Mr. Kahn is one of the nation's preeminent experts on health policy and Medicare issues, and his leadership on health care issues and in the political arena is well-recognized. Since becoming President of the Federation, he has appeared every year on the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" list published by Modern Healthcare magazine. In April 2006, The Hill newspaper selected him as one of the capital's top trade association lobbyists for the sixth consecutive year. Mr. Kahn also has been acknowledged as one of two "major movers" of an effort sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to bring together a diverse coalition of major national advocacy organizations to seek solutions to extending health coverage to the uninsured.

About CDI

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---Charles N. Kahn III, President and CEO Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
Charles N. Kahn III Chief Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital Charles N. Kahn III Chief Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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