Commentary: Former Chief Medical Officer for Center for Medicaid and CHIP Service provides Advice for the next CMS administrator’s first 100 days

“This week four years ago, I was working for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helping lead the national Medicaid program. The Affordable Care Act was hitting its stride. The number of uninsured people was at a historic low. The rate of people being readmitted to hospitals soon after being discharged was coming down.”

“But costs were unsustainably rising, health care providers were burning out, and the opioid crisis was spiraling out of control.”

“We were ready to tackle these issues under President Hillary Clinton, but President Donald Trump surprised us…”

“Here’s what I would advise the next administrator to do during her or his first 100 days — based on what I learned while working at CMS and investing in health care since then — to begin undoing unscientific policies, instituting new ones based on evidence, and building a more resilient organization…” Read the full article here.

Source: Advice for the next CMS administrator’s first 100 days – By Andrey Ostrovsky, December 2, 2020. STAT.

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