July 22, 2019 – On July 17, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced that just 66 ACOs joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the July 1 start date – less than half the number of new ACOs that joined in 2018.
July 15, 2019 – On Thursday, the Trump administration withdrew a drug rebate proposal that would have required pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to pass along rebate savings to consumers.
July 17, 2019 – On July 10 President Trump signed an executive order creating the Advancing American Kidney Health program to reduce the number of Americans developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by 25 percent by 2030.
August 1, 2019 – On Wednesday, HHS and the FDA released a plan to lay the foundation to import certain low-cost drugs from Canada.
May 1, 2019 – HHS and CMS launched a set of new payment models, dubbed the Primary Cares Initiative, that aim to transform primary care through value-based options.