Jon Reid


Health Brief: CMS Proposes Over $1 Billion in Raises for Post-Acute Care Providers

By Jon Reid Top Stories The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed more than $1 billion in pay increases for post-acute care providers next year, as well as various policy changes to the payment rules for skilled nursing facilities, hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehab facilities. The proposal would give skilled nursing facilities an […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Government White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations of prior misconduct, including drinking while on duty, overprescribing medications and overseeing a hostile work environment. Jackson denied the allegations. Jackson’s resignation came after the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs postponed […]

Health Brief: Ronny Jackson Withdraws as VA Chief Nominee

By Jon Reid Top Stories White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations of prior misconduct, including crashing a government vehicle while drunk, having a “pattern” of handing out sleeping pills and wakefulness-promoting medication without triaging patient history, writing himself prescriptions and overseeing a […]

Health Brief: Senate Panel Delays Confirmation Hearing on VA Chief Nomination

By Jon Reid Top Stories The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs’ postponed a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, after top Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about the White House physician’s qualifications to run the federal bureaucracy and his management of the White House […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Government Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was discharged after his second hospitalization for treatment of diverticulitis, an infection of pouches in the colon that can be painful. Health and Human Services spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said in a statement Friday evening that Azar’s doctors have advised him to rest […]