Friday, March 26, 2010

Harvard Professor Expected to Be Named New Head of CMS

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP is expected to be named the new Administrator for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) next week. Berwick is currently a professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Berwick also serves as the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a non-profit organization focused on improving patient care worldwide. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, an Associate in Pediatrics at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, and a Consultant in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Charlene M. Frizzera is currently serves as the Acting Administrator of CMS. CMS' last permanent administrator was Mark McClellan, who left the agency in 2006.

Source: BNA

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