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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.

Seema Verma

Kentucky scores first Medicaid work requirement approval


January 12, 2018

The CMS has signed off on Kentucky's request to add an employment or volunteering requirement to Medicaid eligibility. The agency also signed off on the state imposing premiums and ending retroactive eligibility for the program.

MedPAC votes 14-2 to junk MIPS, providers angered


January 11, 2018

An influential policy organization that advises Congress on Medicare issues has voted to repeal and replace MIPS under MACRA. Providers immediately criticized the move to end the program and what the panel wants to replace it with.

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