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With Verma in place, it's time to get to work

March 17, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, is a relative unknown as far as HME is concerned, but stakeholders say having new leadership in place offers new opportunities to press forward on a host of issues.“I'm excited to see that she's been confirmed so we can get to work with her and the rest of the CMS staff to extend the interim relief for rural suppliers that was part of the Cures Act,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “We also want to engage CMS on longer-term...

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Verma is your new CMS administrator

March 14, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted 55-43 to approve the nomination of Seema Verma, a health policy consultant from Indiana, as CMS administrator.Verma, the president, CEO and founder of SVC, an Indianapolis-based national health policy consulting company, will oversee a $1 trillion agency that serves more than 100 million Americans that access healthcare services through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the Marketplace.Verma, along with new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, will be...

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In brief: Verma one step closer to CMS, bills introduced to protect accessories

March 3, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Seema Verma is headed to the full Senate for confirmation as CMS Administrator.The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 13-12 to advance Verma's nomination.“We need experienced and responsible leadership at the helm of our federal agencies and CMS is no exception,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the committee. “The challenges plaguing both Medicare and Medicaid require a strong partnership between the administration and Congress to improve these programs...

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Verma one step closer to CMS

March 2, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Seema Verma is headed to the full Senate for confirmation as CMS Administrator.The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 13-12 to advance Verma's nomination.“We need experienced and responsible leadership at the helm of our federal agencies and CMS is no exception,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the committee. “The challenges plaguing both Medicare and Medicaid require a strong partnership between the administration and Congress to improve these programs...

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Verma hearing includes comments on bid program

February 21, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee to run CMS, said during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 16 that one-size-fits-all approaches to health care, like the agency's competitive bidding program, don't always work. Verma made the comment in response to a question from Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., about whether or not she would be willing to continue to have a dialogue about how the program can ensure Medicare beneficiaries, especially those in rural states, get...

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