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Tavenner named acting administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services during Berwick confirmation process

Tavenner named acting administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services during Berwick confirmation process

Marilyn Tavenner will serve as acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services while Donald Berwick undergoes Senate confirmation proceedings, according to a report from the Bureau of National Affairs.

President nominates Berwick to run agency for Medicare, Medicaid

President nominates Berwick to run agency for Medicare, Medicaid

After much anticipation, President Obama Monday nominated Dr. Donald Berwick for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Obama to appoint Berwick as CMS head, news report says

Obama to appoint Berwick as CMS head, news report says

The Obama Administration is set to disclose that Donald M. Berwick is its pick for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a report from the Bureau of National Affairs.

CMS plans to reorganize, establishing new positions, offices

CMS plans to reorganize, establishing new positions, offices

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing some major structural changes, according to an internal agency e-mail recently obtained by the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care.

CMS names Tavenner principal deputy administrator

The American Health Care Association Wednesday praised the appointment of Marilyn Tavenner as principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CMS remains positive about Five-Star rating system despite criticism from attorneys general

CMS remains positive about Five-Star rating system despite criticism from attorneys general

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services responded to a letter from 31 of the nation's state attorneys general who criticized the nursing home Five-Star Quality Rating System. In a statement, the agency expressed support for the highly controversial rating system for nursing homes, according to a news report.

Vacancy at top of CMS concerns lawmakers, newspaper reports

As lawmakers debate Medicare and Medicaid changes, the absence of a leader to oversee these programs has become more glaring.

CMS to cut Medicare funding to skilled nursing facilities by $360 million in fiscal year 2010

CMS to cut Medicare funding to skilled nursing facilities by $360 million in fiscal year 2010

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Friday issued a rule that will cut $360 million in Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2010.