Introducing Marilyn Tavenner, the New Acting CMS Administrator

Madeleine Lovette

In early December 2011, Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, who had headed the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) since July 2010 stepped down from his post in anticipation of being denied an extension of his term by the U.S. Senate. To replace him, the White House nominated Marilyn Tavenner, then principal deputy administrator for the Medicare program.

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