On Friday, Dr. Tom Price was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Long-term care operators should cast a wary eye toward the new HHS boss for two reasons: Medicaid and Medicare. By all accounts, he plans to make changes to both programs that just might pose an existential threat to this field.
Providers will be among the most interested onlookers Wednesday as the Senate confirmation hearing for Tom Price, the nominee to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, begins. An orthopedic surgeon by training, Price's nomination has been welcomed by long-term care leaders and other medical professionals.
The Department of Health and Human Services has updated federal matching rates for state Medicaid programs for the Jan. 1 through June 30 period.