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Jan 21 | Mallory Hackett
The state's nurses union urges Congress to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue…
Elizabeth Richter, left, has been named interim head of CMS, replacing Administrator Seema Verma.
Jan 21 | Jeff Lagasse
The move is the first sign of future healthcare policy changes, given Biden's promises to reform the industry.
Micky Tripathi
Jan 21 | Mike Miliard
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road…
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Jan 20 | Jeff Lagasse
HHS is encouraging all relief fund recipients who have received aggregate payments exceeding $10,000 to establish a reporting…
President Joe Biden is expected to issue executive orders on coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jan 20 | Susan Morse
Biden is expected to issue a national mask mandate and create an office of COVID-19 response, headed by the new…
 Rule requiring payers to implement APIs for data sharing and to streamline prior authorization is “half-baked,” AHIP says.
Jan 19 | Mallory Hackett
Rule requiring payers to implement APIs for data sharing and to streamline prior authorization is…
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Jan 19 | Jeff Lagasse
This earlier release of the rate announcement will help MA and Part D plans better plan for 2022 plan costs, CMS…
HHS Secretary Alex Azar leaves office Wednesday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jan 19 | Susan Morse
In the letter, Azar points to the events on January 6 as threatening to "tarnish" the Trump…
President-elect Biden (Getty Editorial Photo by Sean Rayford.)
Jan 15 | Susan Morse
The American Rescue Plan calls for investing $20 billion in a national vaccine program and $50 billion in testing.
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Jan 15 | Jeff Lagasse
The changes are effective in 2022 and may lower enrollee cost sharing on the most expensive prescription…

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