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Don Berwick

Don Berwick Steps Down

November 23, 2011

As expected, Don Berwick will step down as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services next month according to the Associated Press. Berwick’s controversial year on the job following a recess appointment achieved little compared to his initial ambitions. The administrator, in a final interview with the Washington Post‘s Sarah Kliff, showed that [...]

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Berwick Asserts Federal Oversight of State Medicaid Negotiations

September 5, 2011

The Hill reports today on a recent push by Don Berwick and CMS to expand their oversight of state Medicaid rate negotiations, prompting significant pushback from state level health secretaries. As The Hill notes, CMS wants the states to “document the potential impact of proposed cuts to payment rates for doctors and hospitals”, based on [...]

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Don Berwick’s Radical Agenda

May 12, 2010

“Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.” – Donald Berwick President Obama’s nomination of Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [...]

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