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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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HHS Releases Final Rules for ‘Meaningful Use’

The Department of Health and Human Services released yesterday its final rules on meaningful use, a set guidelines established under the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act healthcare providers must follow to receive federal funding for their implementation of electronic health records systems. The rules were …

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President to Use Recess Appointment to Install Medicare Leader

President Barack Obama is scheduled today to make Dr. Donald Berwick a recess appointment as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick, whom the president nominated in April, will take control of the agency without going through a confirmation process. According to White House officials, “the agency …

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Obama Nominates Dr. Berwick for Administrator of CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has not had a permanent director since 2006. Yesterday, April 19, 2010 President Obama nominated Dr. Donald Berwick to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is currently the …

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