Sarah Barr

CMS Issues Regs To Reduce Red Tape

KFF Health News Original

The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday released three regulations designed to make it easier for hospitals and doctors to work efficiently as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to cut red-tape across the federal government. Taken together the regulations could save hospitals and health care providers close to $1.1 billion annually and […]

Medicaid Advocates Seek Recognition Of Safety Net’s Value

KFF Health News Original

It’s good news for Medicaid advocates that the program will be spared from cuts if the deficit reduction “super committee” is unsuccessful in its effort to squeeze about $1.5 trillion in savings from the federal budget. But failure to reach consensus on cuts is hardly an ideal scenario, according to an advocate for cancer patients. […]