Project Japan Staff
Bureau Chief / Washington
Virgil Dickson reports from Washington on the federal regulatory agencies. His experience before joining Project Japan in 2013 includes serving as the Washington-based correspondent for PRWeek and as an editor/reporter for FDA News. Dickson earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in 2007.
The CMS has issued four new examples on how states can use 1332 waivers to customize health insurance offerings. But a former agency official warns that using any of the new flexibilities could result in litigation.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center would be terminated from the Medicare program next month if it doesn't explain how it has corrected problems related to an incident where a patient died after receiving a large dose of the wrong medication.