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Inside CMS - 01/11/2018

HHS Secretary-Nominee Azar Supports Mandatory Medicare Demos

January 10, 2018
HHS Secretary-nominee Alex Azar told lawmakers Tuesday (Jan. 9) he supports mandatory Medicare demonstrations in some circumstances -- which is a break from the position of President Trump's previous secretary and at odds with many Republican lawmakers -- and touted CMS' innovation center as an important tool for testing Medicare reforms during his Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing. Former HHS Secretary Tom Price opposed the mandatory demonstrations that the Obama CMS undertook, and CMS last year significantly scaled back one...


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