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The State of Medicaid Under a New Administration

With a new Chief Executive in the White House, the transition of political power has led to leadership changes atop government agencies, particularly within health and human services. For the next few years, these new appointees will be responsible for shaping and implementing federal health policy and legislation.

Who are these key figures in health and human services? And how will agencies under their jurisdiction – specifically Medicaid – be affected? Find out in the latest issue of Standards Perspectives, the monthly newsletter by the National Standards Consulting (NSC) team at Conduent.

The article titled “New Administration, New Healthcare Priorities” includes brief profiles on Dr. Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary; Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Dr. Donald Rucker, Chief of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Healthcare Information Technology.

Moreover, the article examines potential guidance that agencies may issue, which would directly influence state Medicaid programs. The balance of authority and control between federal and state healthcare administration may change as the use of waivers increases.

The full article on the new ONC interoperability standards advisory is now available for viewing.

The NSC team at Conduent is at the forefront of new state and federal healthcare regulations, providing our clients with the information they need to keep their programs healthy and compliant. To learn more about NSC, please click here.