Modern Healthcare Staff
Rules and Regulations Reporter
Michael Brady covers rules and regulations for Modern Healthcare in Washington, D.C. He previously wrote and edited for The Advisory Board Company. Earlier in his career, Michael supported health research at Rutgers University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in political science from George Mason University.
The CMS withdrew its proposed rule to crack down on state Medicaid eligibility determinations, which would have made it tougher for eligible people to enroll in the program and maintain coverage. The move comes as unemployment spikes during a massive public health crisis.
Elective surgeries and non-essential medical and surgical procedures should be delayed until the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the CMS said. Providers and public officials should consider a wide range of factors, including patient risk factors and bed availability.