Chuck Grassley

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In a letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, the newly appointed Director of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Senator Charles Grassley asks for clarification of Mr. Berwick’s potential conflicts of interest as Director of his Institute of Health Care Improvement: One of the many significant issues related to your nomination that remains unresolved […]

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Night Read (Ohio): Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley pursues HIT errors

News and notes from the day in MedCity, Ohio: Watchdog lawmaker U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley sent letters this week to 31 hospitals nationwide — including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente in Cleveland – raising concerns that “errors” caused by the information technology systems they have adopted could endanger patients, the […]

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Senate Finance Committee tackles revised health care reform plan – MedCity Morning Read, Sept. 23, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday began its work on a revised version of the health care reform bill proposed last week by its chairman. Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in a statement that he modified his proposal to incorporate ideas from both Democrats and Republicans, to make it more affordable for low- and middle-income Americans and to ensure it reduces the federal deficit.