Rachana Pradhan

Rachana Pradhan

Rachana Pradhan, correspondent, reports on a broad array of national health policy decisions and their effect on everyday Americans. She came to KFF Health News from Politico, where for five years she covered health care policy and politics on national and state levels. Rachana has been involved in several high-impact projects in her time as a health care reporter, including an investigation into former HHS Secretary Tom Price’s extensive use of private jets at taxpayers’ expense. The investigation, which resulted in Price’s resignation, was a 2018 finalist for the American Society of News Editors’ O’Brien Fellowship Award and earned an honorable mention in the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Edgar A. Poe award. Rachana’s other reporting stints include covering city government for The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia, and reporting on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for Inside Health Policy, a health care trade publication. She graduated from James Madison University.

How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

By: - June 6, 2023

The federal government is reconsidering a decision that breast cancer patients, plastic surgeons, and members of Congress have protested would limit women’s options for reconstructive surgery. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently heard from interested parties at a public meeting as part of reexamining how doctors are paid for a type of breast […]