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Report on Health Care Regulations Subject to Review

Under limited circumstances, Congress may employ a rarely used process to overturn rules and regulations issued by federal agencies. In a new report, the Congressional Research Service describes how this process works and lists regulations that could be subject to such review. Among the regulations cited in the report are those governing emergency preparedness requirements for participating Medicare and Medicaid providers; the Medicare shared savings program; and the FY 2017 Medicare inpatient prospective payment systems. See this Congressional Research Service report here

Profile of Nominee to Head CMS

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That agency runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In this capacity she would have enormous influence on the development of new Medicare and Medicaid initiatives, including many proposals for change from the incoming administration and Congress – all matters of vital concern to the nation’s private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals. Go here to see a Kaiser Health News profile of Ms. Verma and learn more about her past work, especially on Medicaid issues. &nbsp

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