New Administrator for Federal Medicaid Office

President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Marilyn Tavenner to succeed Donald M. Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Tavenner will serve as administrator on an acting basis during the confirmation process, which would be handled by the Senate Finance Committee.  Berwick’s resignation was effective Dec. 2. Tavenner, who has served as principal deputy administrator since joining CMS in February 2010, starts as acting CMS administrator Dec. 5.

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