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Berwick says he’s staying focused on job
Modern Healthcare

Amid swirling speculation that his nomination battle is lost, CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick said his “attention is on the job.” Berwick, who serves under a recess appointment, told reporters Tuesday that he was grateful for the White House support he has received since 42 Republican senators asked President Barack Obama in a letter last week to remove Berwick from consideration. Because that number of votes in opposition would block the Senate from approving Berwick to head the CMS, there is some speculation that the president will ask Berwick to step aside.