CMS’ Blum Assumes New High-Level Duties As ACA Implementation Proceeds
CMS Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum is taking on some of the responsibilities previously handled by Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner as the agency faces deadlines in implementing key elements of the health reform law.
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CMS’ Medicare chief Jonathan Blum will leave in mid-May and be succeeded by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Deputy Director Sean Cavanaugh. Other changes within the Medicare organization have also been announced.
CMS Administrator-Nominee Tavenner Would Bring Leadership Continuity As ACA Implementation Continues
With the selection of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Principal Deputy Administrator Marilyn Tavenner as Don Berwick’s successor, the Obama administration appears to be seeking leadership continuity with a candidate that has a good chance of gaining Senate confirmation.
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