Weems may stay as acting administrator of CMS

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Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is expected to stay in the post until President Bush leaves office, sources told the Congressional publication The Hill.

Earlier this year President Bush nominated Weems as the permanent CMS administrator. The Senate has not yet confirmed Weems for the post. Still, Weems can carry out the duties of the position "indefinitely with the same legal authority as if he had been confirmed," according to The Hill.

While no date is set for a vote, sources for both the Senate and White House say that efforts are underway to confirm Weems' nomination.