Bloomberg Law
March 1, 2019, 10:31 AM

Research Agency Trump Targeted Is Key in Valuating Patient Care

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

The Trump administration could undermine its own push toward a health-care system that pays for value, not treatment, as it seeks to diminish the role of an agency that evaluates patient care.

Previous budget proposals released under President Donald Trump’s White House sought to drop the rank of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that funds research on improving the health system. Those proposals haven’t come to fruition as Congress continued to fund the research agency despite the White House’s requests.

It’s not clear whether those same requests will be in the FY 2020 budget plan, which is ...

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