|Tavenner Stepping Down|
On Jan. 16, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she would be stepping down from her post at the end of February.
|AMA Weighs In on Medicaid's Equal-Access Mandate|
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments Jan. 20 in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, weighing in on whether the Supremacy Clause gives healthcare professionals a private right of action to enforce Medicaid's equal-access provision. The AMA has submitted an amicus brief in support of private actions to ensure vulnerable patients have access to care before their health deteriorates and challenging states that do not comply with Medicaid's equal-access mandate.