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May 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration pledged in its 2018 budget to offer more clarity on use of value-based payment and to foster the exchange of preapproval information between industry and payers, which two industry groups view as tracking with a drug pricing policy slate unveiled by a coalition of drug makers and payers last week.

May 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration wants to work with lawmakers on legislation to improve program integrity in the 340B drug discount program and provide the Health Resources and Services Administration more regulatory authority.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

The president's proposed 2018 budget achieves most of its entitlement and healthcare savings from cuts to Medicaid, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and the president also proposes policies that would significantly cut federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting funding for the National Institutes of Health by $5.8 billion, with the steepest cuts affecting NIH's National Cancer Institute. The budget, inadvertently released by HHS Monday (May 22), also follows through on the president's budget blueprint released Thursday (March 16) by eliminating the Fogarty International Center and folding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) into NIH.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

The president's fiscal 2018 budget would create an HHS Emergency Response Fund to quickly respond to public health threats.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

The president's fiscal 2018 budget would create an HHS Emergency Response Fund to quickly respond to public health threats.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration budget banks $250 billion in net deficit savings over 10 years on the assumption that Congress will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to HHS budget documents posted briefly on Monday prior to their official release.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration budget banks $250 billion in net deficit savings over 10 years on the assumption that Congress will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to HHS budget documents posted briefly on Monday prior to their official release.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting FDA's discretionary budget authority by $854 million -- a shortfall that Trump says would be made up if lawmakers agree to his request to double user fees, despite the fact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have to date rejected that proposal.

May 22, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes cutting FDA's discretionary budget authority by $854 million -- a shortfall that Trump says would be made up if lawmakers agree to his request to double user fees, despite the fact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have to date rejected that proposal.

May 17, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers, government officials and advocacy groups are warning cuts to HHS, FDA and the National Institutes of Health could severely damage public health and medical research as they brace for President Donald Trump's full fiscal 2018 budget request to be released later this month.

May 16, 2017 | Daily News

In a speech to FDA staff on his first day as commissioner, Scott Gottlieb said his top priorities include crafting a plan to take “more forceful” steps to address the opioid crisis, which he pegged as the most immediate challenge facing the agency.

May 15, 2017 | Daily News

Key House Republicans are signaling they may push additional Medicaid cuts and Medicare reforms as part of the 2018 budget.

May 02, 2017 | Daily News

The fiscal 2017 appropriations deal released Monday (May 1) includes a $2.5 million increase for FDA's high-risk foreign inspections.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The congressional government-spending agreement guarantees the Trump administration would be in control of Medicare cuts if the Independent Payment Advisory Board is triggered this year because the spending deal defunds IPAB.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

The fiscal 2017 spending deal crafted over the weekend continues to block Congress from using CMS' program money to fund the Affordable Care Act's risk corridor program,which has suffered from a significant shortfall since its inception.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

Along with the release of a fiscal 2017 spending deal Monday (May 1), lawmakers released explanatory language weighing in on several CMS issues, including calling for a full audit of air emergency transport, mitigation of the reduced rates for critical access hospitals, and a loosening of agency policy on hospitals that didn't get their fair share of incentive payments through the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program.

May 01, 2017 | Daily News

Congressional leaders are pushing a tentative bipartisan fiscal 2017 funding agreement that would give FDA $39 million more than its fiscal 2016 enacted level.

April 28, 2017 | Daily News

Congress passed a continuing resolution Friday (April 28) to fund the government another week, and the two parties continue to debate how to tackle the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reductions as part of an omnibus spending bill to fund the government the rest of the fiscal year.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

A group of Democratic lawmakers is asking FDA Commissioner-nominee Scott Gottlieb to expand on how, if confirmed, he would ensure FDA is sufficiently staffed and funded, how a hiring freeze would affect his ability to lead the agency and how he would implement hiring provisions under 21st Century Cures.

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