President Obama to Appoint Dr. Donald Berwick to Lead CMSWritten by Staff | March 29, 2010
President Obama is expected to appoint Donald Berwick, MD, a pediatrician, Harvard professor and president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, as administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has been without a permanent leader since Oct. 2006, according to a report by the New York Times.
Dr. Berwick previously served on an advisory commission for patients rights under former President Bill Clinton and on an Institute of Medicine panel focused on reducing medical errors and patient safety.
Dr. Berwick's appointment now faces Senate confirmation, which is expected to be used by Senators as a "forum to debate the merits of the new healthcare law and to investigate how the administration plans to carry it out," according to the report.
Read the New York Times' report on Dr. Donald Berwick.
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