Health

CMS Soliciting $25 Billion Quality Improvement Contract

The contract, known as Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors, or NQIIC, will rely on data analytics to improve the quality of health-care decisions by patients, families, and clinicians, according to the draft statement of work.

Familiar Faces May Top VA List of Options as Surprise Pick Quits

President Donald Trump may turn to a short list of department insiders, health industry leaders, and government officials in his hunt for a new Veterans Affairs secretary, after his first choice withdrew his nomination.

The future of innovation waivers: What states can do

While the future of health care reform remains uncertain, state officials are moving forward with policy changes by applying for state innovation waivers offered as an option in Section 1332 in the Affordable Care Act.

BGOV closer look: Revised draft Senate health-care amendment

Major portions of the Affordable Care Act would be overhauled under the July 13 draft Senate amendment to H.R. 1628, which also would cap federal funding for Medicaid.

Revised health-care plan to be unveiled this week in Senate

Senate Republican leaders plan to unveil a revised version of their health-care bill later this week after making little progress on winning over party holdouts.

Senate Republicans are writing Obamacare repeal behind closed doors

Senate Republican leaders drafting a measure to revamp U.S. health-care policy appear to be following the same path as their House counterparts — writing a bill behind closed doors before springing it on other lawmakers and the public close to a vote.

Opportunity focus: Managing the FDA’s budget and acquisitions

After creating a new automated budget planning system, the Food and Drug Administration needs a contractor to keep it running with regular maintenance and enhancements.

Trump floats health bill changes to win over conservatives

The White House is talking with House conservatives about last-minute changes to the embattled GOP health-care bill aimed at wooing enough holdouts to secure House passage.

What’s involved in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act

House Republicans have advanced their long-awaited measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.In a recent webinar, BGOV analysts walked through the proposed changes and the broad contours of the law.