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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tavenner To Leave CMS; Burwell Lays Out ‘To Do’ List With GOP Lawmakers

Workers' compensation is now significantly impacted by the enforcement of the recovery of benefits by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The resignation of the Administrator of CMS may signal a change in policy.Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced that she will resign at the end of February. Meanwhile, despite disagreements over the health law, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell lists possible areas of cooperation with the GOP, such as on opioid abuse, Ebola and medical research and innovation.
Huffington Post: Key Obamacare Official Stepping Down
Marilyn Tavenner will resign as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, effective at the end of February, officials in President Barack Obama’s administration told The Huffington Post. Andrew Slavitt, the agency’s second-ranking official, will take over in an acting capacity. An announcement is planned for Friday. Tavenner is the latest high-profile resignation after the botched early implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (Cohn and Young, 1/16)
Bloomberg: Medicare’s Tavenner To Depart After Obamacare Error Revealed
Marilyn Tavenner, head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, plans to step down at the end of February, she told her staff in an e-mail. ...In November, Tavenner acknowledged that her agency had made a mistake in its calculation of the number of people enrolled under Obamacare. About 393,000 individuals with both health and dental coverage were “inadvertently counted twice,” she said in a letter to Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican whose committee discovered the error....
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