Senate Panel Likely To OK Tavenner as Head of CMS
Following a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner appeared to be on track to win approval from the Senate Finance Committee, encountering little opposition from lawmakers. The committee likely will vote on Tavenner's nomination next week. If she is confirmed by the full Senate, Tavenner would be the first permanent CMS administrator since 2006.
- "Obama Nominee Vows To Run Medicare Agency as a 'Business'" (Clarke, Reuters, 4/9).
- "Tavenner Sails Through Confirmation Hearing" (Daly, Modern Healthcare, 4/9).
- "Three Obama Nominees Encounter No Opposition at Senate Confirmation Hearings" (Wald/Pear, New York Times, 4/9).
- "Baucus Wants Vote Next Week on CMS Nominee" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/9).