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With Health Care At Pivotal Crossroads, HHS Pick Could Signal What Path Trump Wants To Take

President Trump’s selection of a secretary of health and human services could be a turning point in a health care debate that has polarized Washington, as he faces a choice of working with Democrats to fix the current system or continuing his so-far faile Continue reading

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With Price out at HHS, talk turns to replacement candidates

By most accounts, the leading candidate is Seema Verma. Some of her actions at the CMS have alarmed the healthcare industry, including the decision to eliminate and scale back some mandatory bundled payment programs and her plan to seek a “new direction” Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” What’s a Hospital, Payor or Auditor to Do?

FRIDAY February 10, 2017: What’s a Hospital, Payor or Auditor to Do? All these Changes are like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hydrant… or It seems like the Government has decided that there IS such … Continue reading

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Nominee Tom Price Wants Shift Away from Medical Necessity Audits To Anti-Fraud Audits

CMS should focus its billing audits less on verifying medical necessity and more on rooting out blatant fraud, the agency’s likely next secretary said Tuesday. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., made statements to that affect while appearing before the Senate Finance … Continue reading

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Partisan Jousting Marks Price Hearing for HHS Post

Orrin Hatch (R- Utah) said Price had “the experience and the qualifications necessary” to run the vast agency which includes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Continue reading

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Price Poised To Protect Doctors’ Interests At HHS

In picking Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump has chosen an orthopedic surgeon who in his congressional career, has loyally promoted the interests of the medical profession — its freedom and importantly, its financial int Continue reading

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Consultant: Trump’s choice for HSS, CMS leadership spells trouble for hospitals

With Tom Price leading HHS and Seema Verma at the CMS helm, hospitals should brace for value-based pullback, problems accessing capital. Continue reading

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