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HHS Secretary Price Voices Support for House ACA Repeal

March 8, 2017 - The Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services Secretary (HHS) penned a letter to the two House Republicans behind the American Health Care Act praising the new legislation that would replace the Affordable Care Act. “On behalf of the Trump Administration, I am writing in support of the reconciliation recommendations recently released for consideration by your...

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Congress Votes to Nominate Tom Price as HHS Secretary

by Vera Gruessner

On February 1, House Representative Tom Price, R-Ga., was officially nominated as the Secretary for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), according to the US News & World Report. The Senate Finance Committee moved...

Accountable Care Organizations May Improve Diabetes Management

by Vera Gruessner

Diabetes is a major public health concern for the medical industry with 29.1 million Americans or 9.3 percent of the population diagnosed with the disease in 2012, according to the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). In fact, the...

Did HHS Act Illegally in Transitional Reinsurance Program?

by Vera Gruessner

At the end of September, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced in a briefing that the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) does not have the authority to transfer funds from the collections within the transitional...

49M Americans Risk Losing Fixed Indemnity Health Insurance

by Vera Gruessner

A new proposed rule called Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers, and Qualified Expatriates; Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance may negatively impact access to fixed...

HHS Positions Bundled Payment Models Toward Cardiac Care

by Vera Gruessner

On July 25, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced further investment in bundled payment models within the healthcare industry. According to a news release from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),...

Accountable Care Organizations Keep Growing Across US

by Vera Gruessner

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act led to the  development of the Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center, which eventually brought the creation of accountable care organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings...


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