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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 supporters is House...

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Stakeholders to lawmakers: Talk bidding during meetings

April 5, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are angling to use the upcoming confirmation hearing of CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner as a platform to voice their concerns about competitive bidding.A portion of Tavenner's confirmation hearing, set for Tuesday, April 9, involves face-to-face meetings with members of the Senate Finance Committee, who scheduled the hearing.“Each senator has a chance, in a closed-door way, to sit down with the nominee and go through the issues that are priorities,”...

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