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Hospital group taps former CMS administrator as new leader

July 16, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The board of directors of America's Health Insurance Plans has elected Marilyn Tavenner, the former administrator of CMS, as its president and CEO. The appointment is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill, with Tavenner now representing and lobbying on behalf of large health insurers that are regulated by CMS. These insurers are also looking to Medicare Advantage as a key growth area for their businesses. Tavenner replaces Karen Ignagni, who served as AHIP's top lobbyist for 22 years. Ignani...

CMS, Hospitals, Lobbying

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Unfortunately, perception is reality

February 24, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do. I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers? Templin, vice president of strategic development for Managed Health Care Associates, interacts with a number of payers in her work to promote the company's ACO Network, a national network of post-acute providers. “The perception, from the payer perspective,...

Hospitals, Payers, Perception, Post-Acute Care, Readmissions, Referral sources

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