Biden Administration Unveils Major Effort To Hike Nursing Home Oversight

The Biden administration on Monday (Feb. 28) announced a major initiative to improve the quality and safety of nursing homes, risking the wrath of industry stakeholders who in recent months said additional government oversight has already placed serious strain on facilities’ staff during the pandemic. The president will ask Congress to give CMS an additional $500 million -- a 25% increase -- to beef up inspections as part of the broader initiative, administration officials said. The multi-pronged White House plan...
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Inside CMS - 03/03/2022
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Vol. 25, No. 9
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President To Urge Congress To Act On Drug Pricing During State Of The Union

The president will urge Congress to pass legislation that lowers drug prices during his State of the Union Tuesday (Jan. 1), according to administration officials. Although the president will no doubt talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the president also will use the opportunity to pressure Congress on domestic policy goals, including lowering drug prices and health care premiums, and increasing America’s competitiveness, the officials said. “Absolutely I would think that drug prices will be part of it,” said...
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Inside Drug Pricing - 02/28/2022
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