100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2016
President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals
- Compensation: $1,879,624 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 15
Since taking the helm of the FAH in 2001, Kahn, has embraced the move to pay-for-quality rather than run from it. As a result, he has helped to shape the debate on the subject over the years and keep the for-profit hospitals and health systems he serves at the forefront of change. Listen to the CEOs of HCA, Tenet Healthcare Corp. and LifePoint, and it's their quality they brag about and increasingly a determinant in how they reward managers and staffers. Kahn previously led the HIAA, an insurance lobbying organization and earlier as executive VP launched the "Harry and Louise" ads to help defeat the health plan under the Clinton administration.