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Senate confirms Tavenner as CMS administrator

May 16, 2013HME News Staff

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...

Barack Obama, CMS, George W. Bush, Medicaid, Medicare

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Senate panel backs Tavenner nomination

April 24, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Marilyn Tavenner, Barack Obama's nominee to oversee CMS, received the unanimous backing of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, according an article from Reuters. The panel's support could pave the way for a vote by the full Senate that could make Tavenner the program's first official administrator since 2006. A former hospital company executive and nurse, Tavenner has been CMS's acting administrator since 2011, and has broad bipartisan support. Among Tavenner's...

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Obama re-nominates Tavenner to lead CMS

February 8, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - President Obama yesterday re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner to lead CMS. Tavenner has been the acting administrator of CMS since her first nomination in late 2011. It's unclear whether a highly divided Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Tavenner, according to news reports. Tavenner replaced Obama's first administrator, Don Berwick, who left after his recess appointment expired in late 2011.

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Healthcare reform: Moving fast?

July 16, 2009Mike Moran

The Associated Press reports that the Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees expect to vote on the House's healthcare reform bill today. A third committee, Energy and Commerce, will consider the bill today, but a group of fiscally conservative Democrats called the Blue Dogs will make the road to a vote more bumpy. The Blue Dogs hold more than half a dozen seats on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The House bill includes oxygen and wheelchair provisions. Defending Your Life...

Barack Obama, Competitive Bidding, Executive Session, Finance Committee, Medicare, Vince DeStigter

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