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Virgil Dickson

Bureau Chief / Washington

Virgil Dickson reports from Washington on the federal regulatory agencies. His experience before joining Modern Healthcare in 2013 includes serving as the Washington-based correspondent for PRWeek and as an editor/reporter for FDA News. Dickson earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in 2007.

CMS warns of patient safety risks at Texas hospital


October 10, 2018

The only hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, has come under CMS scrutiny after several visits revealed that untrained personnel were caring for patients or patients were not receiving needed treatment.

Tenet, Trinity among the 1,300 joining latest bundled-pay model


October 09, 2018

About 1,300 providers, including 832 hospitals, have joined the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced alternative pay model. Providers will get a fixed price for an episode of care and be at risk for up to 20% of costs if they exceed a target.

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