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Editorial: Give Seema Verma a chance

Editorial: Give Seema Verma a chance

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 18, 2017

Seema Verma, the Indiana consultant who injected personal responsibility requirements and health savings accounts into that state's Medicaid program, deserves a shot at working with other states that want to redesign their programs.

CMS projects health spending to grow 5.6% annually over next decade

CMS projects health spending to grow 5.6% annually over next decade

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 15, 2017

Health expenditures are projected to grow 5.6% a year over the next decade. The numbers affirm previous predictions that spending growth would accelerate because of the ACA's coverage expansions, an aging population and expensive new drugs.

CMS wants states to continue dual demos

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 02, 2017

The CMS is asking states if they wish to continue in a large-scale test to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans.

Judge tells CMS to hold off on subsidized pay rule for dialysis

Judge tells CMS to hold off on subsidized pay rule for dialysis

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 28, 2017

A U.S. District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.

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