Senate confirms Tavenner as CMS administrator
WASHINGTON – In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as the first full-fledged administrator for CMS since 2006, according to multiple reports. Senators voted 91-7 to back President Barack Obama’s nominee. Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, has served as acting CMS administrator since late 2010. Her confirmation is the first for a CMS administrator since Dr. Mark McClellan, who left the job in 2006 after serving under President George W. Bush.