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.


Scope of nurse practice comment deadline nears

July 23, 2016

The comment period on a controversial proposal that would expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses at the Veterans Affairs Department ends Monday.

Calif. to get nearly $2B in uncompensated-care funds

July 23, 2016

For the next four years, California's public hospitals will collectively receive up to $472 million annually to cover hospital visits for the uninsured as part of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.

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