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Acting CMS Head Andy Slavitt Nominated for Full-Time Post

Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has received the White House nomination for the CMS leadership role. Slavitt has led CMS in an acting capacity since March 2015, the White House said Thursday. Before joining CMS, Slavitt held healthcare leadership …

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Marilyn Tavenner to Depart CMS in February

Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will leave the agency in February and be succeeded in the interim by Principal Deputy Administrator Andrew Slavitt, the Huffington Post and other media outlets reported Friday. The Huffington Post, which first published the news of the impending transition, says Slavitt …

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Niall Brennan to Lead CMS’ Data and Analytics Office; Andy Slavitt Comments

Niall Brennan, chief data officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will lead the agency’s newly formed office of enterprise data and analytics. OEDA will help CMS work on its data collection and distribution processes, as well as develop guidelines intended to provide relevant information for public access, healthcare decision makers and other stakeholders, CMS said Wednesday. …

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Phase2 Updates OpenPublic CMS for Open Gov’t Programs; Jeff Walpole Comments

Application developer Phase2 has launched an updated version of its open source content management system based on Drupal to support government agencies’ information-sharing initiatives, GCN reported Oct. 9. The report said Phase2 designed OpenPublic 1.0 to further bolster open government projects across several websites in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. According to the …

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GAO: HHS Should Re-Examine EHR Program Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Health and Human Services to realign its electronic health record programs strategies with intended goals. Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record programs rose between 2011 and 2012 but a significant number of providers that joined in 2011 did …

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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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ExecutiveGov Tracks Confirmations of New Cabinet Officials, Agency Heads

President Barack Obama is six months into his second term as the nation’s commander-in-chief and several of his appointees to key government leadership positions have received the required stamp of approval from the Senate. ExecutiveGov, Executive Mosaic‘s website for and about public sector leaders, has tracked the Senate confirmations to …

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Marilyn Tavenner Confirmed as Permanent CMS Head

The Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner in a 91-7 vote Wednesday as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, a role she has held on an acting basis since 2010, Reuters reports. David Morgan writes CMS has not had a full-time chief since 2006, when Dr. Mark McClellan left the agency …

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