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Secretary Says Change is Coming

By Admin | March 14, 2018

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told a room of hospital executives that the Trump administration is going to give more power to patients, whether hospitals, drug companies, and insurance companies like it or not.

The goal will be to make it easier for patients to access their own health records, create more transparency about procedure costs and services, and remove any regulations that get in the way of healthcare innovation.

HHS also wants to experiment with payment models for Medicare and Medicaid to help incentivize value and quality.

As of now, no specific plans to achieve these goals have been laid out.

For more on what Alex Azar said, read “Trump's health chief warns hospital execs about health care costs: 'Change is coming'” by The Hill.

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