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The president-elect is expected this week to formally announce his choices for HHS secretary, CDC director, surgeon general and "coronavirus czar."
The largest employment gains include an additional 29,000 jobs in clinicians' offices. Hospitals created 4,000 jobs.
The voluntary Geographic Direct Contracting Model will create regional integrated relationships with providers and community organizations to address the needs of Medicare beneficiaries.
The new final rules did not sit well with providers, who complained that the cuts are coming at a critical time for financially strapped hospitals.
The Iowa-based health system appointed CEOs for UnityPoint Health and its UnityPoint Clinic physician network.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the extension of benefits is an acknowledgement of "the speed and effectiveness with which the American healthcare system has adapted to telehealth."
Stakeholders pledge to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are evaluated and approved "through a rigorous scientific and regulatory process."
Patients will make the final decision about their care venue, but CMS says the initiative allows patients to stay at home with family without COVID-mandated visitation restrictions in hospitals.
The rule finalizes changes to two technical aspects of the HHS-RADV program, the error rate calculation and the application of HHS-RADV results.
Montgomery now is a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft. In August, she resigned as CEO from home furnishings retailer Crate & Barrel, where she was credited with transitioning the company toward online sales.