Former CMS Leaders Write to Congressional Leaders About Role of Payment and Regulatory Flexibility in COVID-19

Six former leaders of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a joint letter June 10 to congressional leaders about the role of payment and regulatory flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing serious challenges in access to care and disparities in health outcomes in the pandemic and beyond.

In the letter, the leaders, who have served in the roles of CMS Administrator, Acting CMS Administrator, and HCFA Administrator, proposed three steps to support clinicians and other health care providers in the COVID-19 response and to build on reforms for the future. The letter was addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Read the full letter.

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