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Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 21, 2017

Certain circumstances, including if a medical device may pose a risk to patients, allows Brazil to suspend the registration of a medical device. Bayer disagreed with the decision, which it said had been made without the company's knowledge.

CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.

Trump's CMS pick is viewed as both patient advocate and foe

Trump's CMS pick is viewed as both patient advocate and foe

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 29, 2016

Verma has supported charging premiums to individuals above and below the poverty line and freezing beneficiaries out of coverage if they don't pay. But she could prove to be a knowledgeable ally to states looking to better control their Medicaid dollars.

As HHS secretary, Price would likely focus on state healthcare reform

As HHS secretary, Price would likely focus on state healthcare reform

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 22, 2016

He has supported the idea of states controlling their own healthcare dollars, even if the ideas are more left-leaning than he might personally advocate. Price also worked with Democrats and has shown a willingness to talk about policy ideas from people of all political views.

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