Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for CMS Administrator

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services may soon have a new leader to oversee changes in the two healthcare programs.

Marilyn Tavenner, acting CMS administrator, will have a confirmation hearing on April 9, and may become CMS’ first Senate-approved leader in six years. An experienced leader will be important in order to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to ModernHealthcare.

Tavenner has been acting administrator of the CMS since 2011, and has already overseen the launch of Medicare accountable care organizations.



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