The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Fall 2023 Unified Agenda, offering insights into the Biden administration’s regulatory priorities. With legislative progress facing challenges in the 118th Congress, federal agencies are poised to play a crucial role in shaping President Biden’s policy agenda for 2023 and 2024. Notably, health care-focused agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have outlined a range of regulatory initiatives.
The Unified Agenda, typically published in both Spring and Fall, serves as a roadmap for regulatory priorities. While the timelines presented are often aspirational, they signal the administration’s focus on specific regulatory actions. This strategic release aims to solidify regulatory measures early in election cycles, making them more resilient to potential changes in Congressional and/or White House control.