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Getting Regulatory Obstacles Out of the Way for Better Health Care (Guest: Eric Hargan)

January 21, 2020

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan discussed how health care regulations can stand in the way of patient care and how his “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” can address some of the obstacles.

Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan has had an expansive career in both the public and private sector on regulatory health care policy. He served as Acting Secretary upon the departure of HHS Secretary Tom Price in October 2017 and held the helm until Alex Azar assumed the role in January 2018. Hargan wants to eliminate health care bureaucracy to deliver better care to the patient while also maintaining patient safeguards such as privacy. He and host AnneMarie Schieber about the Stark Law, anti-kickback statute, HIPAA and privacy protections for substance abuse disorder in this edition of Health Care News podcast.

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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. @HCPolicy