HHS Secretary Alex Azar looks at overhauling certificate-of-need regs and Medicaid drug rebates

Modern Healthcare: HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday suggested he'll next tackle certificate-of-need and scope of practice regulations as well as significantly changing Medicaid's drug rebate guidelines.

In an address for the annual meeting of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, Azar called these certificate-of-need rules—long a target of conservative lawmakers—a "significant barrier to new competition and lower-cost market disruptors."

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