Managed Care Minute: February 7, 2015

A one-minute look back at the week of February 2, 2015, in managed care, including another top resignation from a federal agency and budget proposals affecting Medicare and Medicaid.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, announced her resignation this week, causing speculation that Robert Califf, MD, a new arrival to the agency from Duke University will be her replacement.

President Barack Obama’s budget will squeeze money from Medicaid and Medicare, but he also called for Medicare to negotiate specialty drug prices.

Lastly, if you missed our Patient-Centered Oncology Care meeting in Baltimore, November 2014, you can watch video segments from the meeting on the Patient-Centered Oncology Care 2014 page.

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