President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Provides Framework for Government Health Program Funding Battles

Olga Walther

On May 23, 2017, the White House released President Trump’s budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Simultaneously, the Department of Health & Human Services released their budget in brief, explaining the agency’s budget proposals. The budget is a symbolic mission statement from the administration and will undoubtedly clash with Congress’ spending bill. The budget has already received sharp criticism not only from Democrats but from the moderate Republican faction as well. While this generally means we will see a rejection of many of the proposed line item changes, the budget, read alongside the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill, provides a framework of the fights and ideology we should expect in government health programs for the next few months. Here are some of the most noteworthy proposals and their potential impacts: Read more

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Top Challenges in Provider Data Management

Elena Martin

While health plan provider directory inaccuracies have been at the forefront of the news, regulatory agencies, and consumer …

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Can Your Model of Care Walk an Audit Mile?

Mayling Naputi

In sports, a good coach will tell you, “Practice like you play, because you will play like you …

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Marketing Takeaways from CMS’ Spring Conference

Diane Hollie

Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Spring Conference is typically thought of as a “compliance” …

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CMS Announces Two New Enrollment Changes in ACA Exchanges

Olga Walther

While Affordable Care Act (ACA) talks have hit a stalemate in the Senate, the Centers for Medicare & …

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The TrumpCare Sausage Factory Grinds Away in the Senate

John Gorman

While headlines rage in DC about Trump’s leaks to Russian spies visiting the White House last week, the …

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Highlights from 2017 CMS Audit and Enforcement Conference

Regan Pennypacker

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted their annual Audit and Enforcement Conference on Thursday, May …

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