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Seema Verma to Step Down as Medicare, Medicaid Director

Jan. 15, 2021, 7:32 PM

Seema Verma announced her resignation as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services effective Jan. 20.

“As the Trump Administration comes to a close, I have submitted my official resignation and am preparing to turn the keys over to the next Administrator next week,” Verma wrote Friday in a Twitter post.

Verma is best known for her efforts to provide greater transparency in drug, health insurance, and hospital pricing; to move Medicare toward value-based care; and to allow work requirements and block-grant style funding for Medicaid.

While many of the her initiatives have faced and continue to...

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