The Week Ahead
CMS Administrator Mark McClellan will leave his post. Leslie Norwalk will serve as acting director of the agency.
The Senate will convene informational hearings to consider whether emergency preparedness funds are being spent effectively. The hearings run through Wednesday.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Director Bruce Chernof is due to present to the county board of supervisors a finalized plan to transfer administration of Martin Luther King/Drew University Medical Center to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. CMS in September informed King/Drew administrators that the hospital would lose eligibility to participate in Medicare because it failed its most recent inspection.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.