Former CMS administrator says nursing homes will remain key test sites for COVID therapies, other treatments
Jun 14, 2021
Nursing homes could remain a proving ground for valuable COVID-19 therapeutics, former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., said during a recent technology conference.
A ‘Super’ physician-pay fix in the making?
James M. Berklan
Jan 29, 2014
I suppose it’s only fitting that during the week of the season’s biggest football game, Washington healthcare wonks are discussing a potential huge punt of their own.
Successful long-term care models headed to PBS show
Nov 01, 2013
An august panel of aging care experts will meet Monday in Washington to film a discussion about creative global and international models of eldercare. The gathering is sponsored by PBS NewsHour and funded...
Former Medicare administrators identify different priorities for reform
Feb 01, 2013
Three former top Medicare administrators offered their proposals for reform Wednesday. The panel spoke at the Kaiser Family Foundation offices in Washington, D.C.
President nominates Berwick to run agency for Medicare, Medicaid
Apr 20, 2010
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
Mar 29, 2010
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.
Healthcare experts to discuss senior care at Brookings forum today
Jan 28, 2010
A distinguished panel of healthcare experts will gather today at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies for improving care for seniors.
Long-term care in the spotlight
Jan 06, 2010
It’s only the first week in January, but 2010 already has served up some exciting developments for the long-term care field.
New alliance seeks to improve long-term services across spectrum
Jan 06, 2010
The Long-Term Quality Alliance, which was formally introduced Tuesday, is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term services and supports.
Vacancy at top of CMS concerns lawmakers, newspaper reports
Aug 19, 2009
As lawmakers debate Medicare and Medicaid changes, the absence of a leader to oversee these programs has become more glaring.