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Healthcare heavyweights urge Obama to back Berwick
Modern Healthcare

A virtual Who’s Who of the patient-safety and healthcare-quality movements has signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to request that Senate hearings be held on his nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the CMS, who currently is serving a temporary recess appointment that expires in December.

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had said that unified Republican opposition to the nomination meant there was “no point” in holding hearings.