Virgil Dickson

Bureau Chief / Washington

Virgil Dickson reports from Washington on the federal regulatory agencies. His experience before joining Modern Healthcare in 2013 includes serving as the Washington-based correspondent for PRWeek and as an editor/reporter for FDA News. Dickson earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in 2007.

Seema Verma helped craft Medicaid expansion plans in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

New CMS chief touts 'personal responsibility'

December 03, 2016

Given her extensive experience reforming state Medicaid agencies, Seema Verma, the next CMS administrator, could lead a nationwide effort to make the poor on Medicaid pick up some of the costs of their insurance coverage.


Slavitt urges progress beyond the coverage gains made by ACA

December 01, 2016

In one of his final public appearances as the head of the CMS, Andy Slavitt said that losing any gains made by the Affordable Care Act will drive up long-term health care costs.. He also said future reform should aspire to reach universal coverage.

Just 1 in 4 want to see ACA repealed

December 01, 2016

While more than a quarter of people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation after the election want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, nearly half want to either expand it or keep it as it is.

AHA's wish list to Trump includes killing Stage 3 of meaningful use

December 01, 2016

The American Hospital Association has reached out to Donald Trump in hopes that he and the upcoming Congress will make a slew of regulatory and legislative changes that lower requirements for electronic health records, soften anti-kickback laws and reduce barriers to mergers.

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