Alex Azar

Kindred Healthcare seeks review of $10M denial for dual-eligible patients

Kindred Healthcare seeks review of $10M denial for dual-eligible patients

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Kindred Healthcare on Wednesday sued Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for more than $10.1 million in lost reimbursements, saying a previous decision penalizes some of the company's long-term care hospitals and a skilled nursing facility for not joining certain states' Medicaid programs.

Ex-drug exec picked to run health agency

Ex-drug exec picked to run health agency

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President Donald Trump chose a former pharmaceutical company executive in mid-November to take over as the nation's top health official.

HHS nominee: Would embrace outcomes-based pay more than predecessor

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President Donald Trump's pick for the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary would continue the department's focus on value-based payments if confirmed, he shared during a hearing Wednesday.

Providers cautiously optimistic on new HHS head

Providers cautiously optimistic on new HHS head

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The nation's largest long-term care provider associations expressed optimism Monday about their future collaborations with President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Azar named HHS Secretary

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President Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar as HHS Secretary Monday morning, tweeting that he "will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!"