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Marilyn Tavenner Renominated CMS Chief

President Barack Obama has nominated Marilyn Tavenner for a second time as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency she has led on an acting basis since 2011. Bloomberg reports Obama nominated her to succeed Donald Berwick after he stepped down in 2011 but the Senate …

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HHS Outlines Upcoming EHR Initiatives

The Department of Health and Human Services released more details Thursday about the department’s initiatives to have doctors and hospitals use electronic health records. HHS said the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, or HITECH Act, gives doctors and healthcare professionals Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments if they …

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CMS Projects 4% Increase In 2014 Health Spending

Healthcare spending in the U.S. will increase by four percent by 2014, a government report says, according to Reuters. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also believes that by 2021, healthcare spending would rise 5.7 percent per year, or from $2.8 trillion in 2010 to $4.8 trillion in 2021. …

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Health CIO Group Asking CMS, ONC For More EHR Transition Time

The federal government should give healthcare organizations more time before starting the next phase of implementing electronic health records, according to letters from a group of health industry chief information officers. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of …

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Medicare Chief Berwick to Step Down, Tavenner to Head CMS

President Obama announced plans on Wednesday to replace current administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Donald Berwick, with Marilyn Tavenner, according to a National Journal report. Berwick’s appointment “sidestepped the traditional confirmation process,” according to the National Journal. His appointment was blocked in the Senate and his departure will …

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