This issue of FYI Weekly features a federal update on happenings in Washington related to tax overhaul legislation and other action with implications for health care policy and funding, registration information for VHHA’s seventh annual Patient Safety Summit (Feb. 1-2, 2018) hosted by the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF), an overview of health care-related budget provisions in the budget proposal introduced by outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe (including a proposed assessment on hospitals to cover the state’s share of costs associated with increased health care access for the uninsured), information about Governor-Elect Ralph Northam’s pick for Health and Human Resources Secretary (Centra Health’s Chief Medical Officer Daniel Carey, MD), information about the latest episode of the Patients Come First podcast featuring an interview with VCU Health palliative care physician Dr. Stephanie Stephens, and much more.

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