American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
April 29, 2010

New CMS Administrator Nominated

On April 19, 2010, President Obama nominated Donald Berwick, MD, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is a pediatrician and professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also the CEO and president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a nonprofit organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that works to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. CMS has not had a permanent administrator since Mark McClellan left in October 2006. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. For further information, contact Kate Romanow, ASHA's Director of Health Care Regulatory Advocacy, at 301-296-5671 or

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