Tag: Trump administration

Trump declares COVID-19 a national emergency

President Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency on March 13, prompting healthcare providers to active their emergency plans. Trump also advised that healthcare professionals utilize telehealth when possible to limit in-person interactions. By declaring COVID-19 a national emergency, the Trump administration has removed constraints on SNFs by waiving: License requirements so that medical professionals can […]

Employers likely to notice change after Acosta’s departure from DOL

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that he is leaving his post amid controversy over his role in a lenient plea deal for multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein is likely to bring a change in tone to the agency. Acosta’s resignation will be effective a week after his July 12 announcement. He had faced […]

Trump administration releases final ACA rule titled Market Stabilization

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Market Stabilization rule on Thursday, April 13, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets and increase choices for Americans.  Individuals obtaining coverage in the Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act have faced double-digit premium increases, fewer plans to choose […]

Trump will sign resolution to reverse OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements for recordable injury and illness

In December, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule intended to “clarify[y] an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.” The final rule, titled “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness” and informally referred to as the […]

Trump administration grows: Verma confirmed to head CMS

Seema Verma has been confirmed by the Senate to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with a 55-43 vote. Verma is known for her work as former owner of a healthcare consulting firm in Indiana, SVC, Inc., specializing in Medicaid reform at the state level. She worked with Vice President Mike Pence […]