Derrick B. Stark
Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, President Trump’s nominee for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, met with the Senate Finance Committee January 24 in a continuation of his confirmation hearings. Rep. Price also met with the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on January 18; however, it is the Senate Finance Committee that will cast the vote to advance the nomination to the full Senate.
By Derrick B. Stark
Do you ever get the feeling that you are the cartoon character on the front of a speeding train trying to stop it Fred Flintstone-style? I certainly do these days as I find myself overpromised and overextended.
Then it occurred to me...I am sitting in the wrong seat. I am supposed to be in the engineer's seat where there is an actual brake. What am I doing out here on the nose of a speeding, out-of-control train? I forgot that, even though it may not be obvious how to at times, I can and must control speed. Sometimes, I have to slow down and stay in a straight line to cover the most forward distance in the shortest time.
So...here and now...I am prioritizing all of the things that I need and want (and have committed) to do this week. I am publishing them here both as an accountability tool and as a personal reminder that I am fortunate that my job comprises neat and meaningful work, and it would be shameful to tarnish it with a flawed seating arrangement.
On January 11, CMS announced that they would publish a proposed rule via the Federal Register to implement the provisions of Section 1834(h) of the Social Security Act titled Payment for Prosthetic Devices and Orthotics and Prosthetics.
The proposed rule would do the following: