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Medicaid advisory panel adopts new conflict-of-interest standards
Modern Healthcare

In an effort to appease Republican lawmakers and address recent concerns of bias, a panel that advises Congress on Medicaid policies has adopted a sweeping new conflict-of-interest policy.Late last month, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) voted unanimously to adopt a policy for disclosing financial and other interests as well as a process for members to recuse themselves from voting on recommendations in which they may have a conflict of interest. It also outlined activities that would be prohibited as long as an individual serves on the panel.