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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.

April 26, 2017 | Daily News

With the federal government facing a shutdown in just two days unless Congress passes a spending bill, Democrats on Wednesday appeared to be coalescing behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) push for inclusion of the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments and a provision to clarify they are mandatory in the omnibus spending bill while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) held the line Wednesday (April 26) that Republicans would not appropriate the payments.

April 24, 2017 | Daily News

Democratic congressional leadership is pushing to bail out Puerto Rico's Medicaid program through the budget omnibus bill, a Democratic leadership aide told Inside Health Policy.

April 24, 2017 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget met with federal agencies Friday to prepare for a possible government shutdown should Congress doesn't pass a new spending bill when the Continuing Resolution runs out April 28, but HHS' prior contingency plan shows that many of CMS' functions would continue using mandatory funding.

April 21, 2017 | Daily News

The White House budget office met with federal agencies Friday (April 21) to prepare for a possible government shutdown should Congress not pass a new spending bill when the Continuing Resolution expires in a week.

April 14, 2017 | Daily News

The administration's plans to reshape HHS, part of President Donald Trump's executive order to slim down federal agencies, will be unveiled when Congress starts work on the fiscal 2019 budget, said John Czwartacki, spokesperson at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

April 03, 2017 | Daily News

Former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump's requested budget cuts “draconian,” saying the proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would set the the agency's budget and biomedical research back 15 years.

March 29, 2017 | Daily News

Congress likely won’t consider President Donald Trump’s proposed HHS budget cuts for the remainder of fiscal 2017, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said after the Wednesday (March 29) House Appropriations health subcommittee hearing on HHS spending.

March 28, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump calls for slashing funding for Medicare counselors in fiscal 2017 as part of $18 billion in proposed spending cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, which also include $50 million in savings from making CMS more efficient, according to a budget document obtained by Inside Washington Publishers.

March 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Trump administration is proposing a $40 million cut in FDA appropriations for the remainder of fiscal 2017, driven primarily by reductions in staffing, according to a document obtained by Inside Washington Publishers, which was recently sent to congressional appropriators.

March 16, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint sparked concerns among multiple stakeholders and legislators Thursday (March 16) for putting stable appropriations funding and already-negotiated FDA user fee agreements at risk.

March 16, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump's “skinny budget” for fiscal 2018 pumps more money into efforts to stem Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, but also signals possible changes to Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by saying agency resources should be focused on the “highest priority activities” necessary to keep the programs running efficiently.

March 16, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget blueprint calls for industry to double up on user fees to fully pay for FDA premarket approvals in exchange for administrative reforms aimed at speeding products to market.

March 16, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget blueprint calls for industry to double up on user fees to fully pay for FDA premarket approvals in exchange for administrative reforms aimed at speeding products to market.

March 16, 2017 | Daily News

President Donald Trump proposes to slash National Institutes of Health funding by $5.8 billion in fiscal 2018, which if approved by Congress would deal a major blow to the bipartisan effort to bolster NIH through the recently enacted 21st Century Cures Act.

February 27, 2017 | Daily News

Non-defense federal agencies will be cut a total of $54 billion as part of President Donald Trump's proposed discretionary budget to offset new military spending the White House said Monday (Feb. 27), a cut if applied equally across agencies could render FDA incapable of fulfilling its responsibilities, a longtime FDA observer told Inside Health Policy.

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