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Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump

January 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As Donald Trump officially gets sworn in today as the 45th president of the U.S., key healthcare officials in Obama’s administration continue to say their goodbyes as their jobs expire.

Tom Price’s First Senate Hearing to Come Next Week; ONC Leadership Questions Linger

January 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing next week for committee members to hear testimony from Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA)—President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Washington Debrief: 115th Congress Sworn In, ACA Repeal Conversations Underway

January 9, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
article
As healthcare takes center stage in the 115th Congress, the House Republican Study Committee released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last week.

Scorecard: Keeping Track of Potential ACA—and Other—Federal Law Changes

January 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Even as Congress comes back into session, with anticipation around possible action to repeal the health insurance elements of the ACA, what might happen to the non-insurance-related internal health system reform elements of the law remains deeply unclear

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics parsed through the Google Analytics to come up with the 10 most-clicked stories of 2016.

HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has finalized new Medicare alternative payment models around cardiac and orthopedic care, as well as the agency’s Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) Track 1+ Model.

Washington Debrief: Congress Adjourns for the Year, 115th Congress Sworn in Jan. 3

December 20, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Members of Congress have left town for the year, and the 115th Congress will take their places on January 3, 2017.

U.S. Senate Joins House to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

December 7, 2016  | 
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The U.S. Senate today, in a 94-5 vote, passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sweeping, bipartisan legislation that largely focuses on medical research, but also includes a number of health IT provisions. The bill now moves to President Obama's desk.

Dr. Robert Wachter on Healthcare's Digital Transformation: "We Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Robert Wachter, M.D., reflected on healthcare's digital journey while outlining the critical factors for industry success going forward.

Who is Seema Verma? Digging Deeper into Trump’s Pick to Run CMS

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Not a whole lot is known about CMS’ likely new leader. Does her past give us an indication of what the future of Medicare and Medicaid could look like?

AMA Members: “Tom Price’s Positions Inconsistent with Our Policies”

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Nearly 500 delegates and members of the AMA have written an open letter to the association’s Board of Trustees expressing concern and disappointment that the AMA has supported President-elect Donald Trump’s selection as Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary.

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

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