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Rep. Tom Price

In brief: Republicans push through Price’s confirmation, reps introduce separate benefit legislation

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

UPDATE: Republicans push Price’s confirmation through committee

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02/01/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Senate Democrats delay Price’s confirmation

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01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have boycotted a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., according to news reports.

Rep. Price says audits should focus on actual fraud

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01/26/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., nominee for secretary of Department of Health and Human Services, told members of the Senate Finance Committee that he thinks the agency should focus audits on weeding out blatant fraud instead of verifying medical necessity. The comments came in response to a question from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, about what HHS can do to protect Medicaid from scammers, according to an article on Law360. The Senate Finance committee will vote soon on whether to accept Price’s nomination.

Health care, for a Price

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Monday, January 23, 2017

I’ve been making a round of calls to HME industry consultants today to see what they’re working on with their provider clients. (Managing Editor Theresa likes to call the story that I write from these calls “Consultant’s corner.”) I can’t say that I’ve dug up much yet.

Senate eyes confirmation hearings for Price

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01/05/2017

WASHINGTON – A key Senate committee will reportedly hold a confirmation hearing for Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Price ‘hands down’ best pick, poll respondents say

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12/16/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – The overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (85%) say the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services could signal the start of good things for the HME industry.

Ending on a high note

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Friday, December 2, 2016

It’s not everyday someone who has such close ties to the HME industry gets appointed to a top post like secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

I mean, has it happened, ever?

Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’
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12/02/2016

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Trump taps HME champion Price as HHS secretary

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – President Elect Donald Trump has named Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a long-time champion of the HME industry and its efforts to reform Medicare’s competitive bidding program, as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

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