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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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New Home for Healthcare Innovation Coming Soon

The Department of Health and Human Services is making preparations on a new healthcare innovation center to open next year, FederalNewsRadio.com reports. The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is mandated by the healthcare reform law passed earlier this year. The center will focus on improved payment and delivery …

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CCHIT, Drummond Group Named First EHR Certification Bodies

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group Inc. were yesterday named the  first technology-review entities authorized to test and certify electronic health record systems for compliance with the standards and certification criteria issued by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. EHR vendors …

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HHS Launches Web Initiatives to Promote Transparency

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services last week launched a website that tracks how much it spends on Medicare patients in hospitals for the most treated illnesses and conditions, according to Government Health IT. HHS announced April 7 several online programs it plans as part of the administration’s Open …

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Julie Boughn

Julie Boughn serves as director and chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Before joining CMS, Boughn worked for 15 years as branch chief at the Social Security Administration. Boughn has a master’s degree in information systems from the Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in …

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