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Execs worry Gilfillan’s CMS exit will slow reform
Modern Healthcare

Outgoing CMS Innovation Center chief Dr. Richard Gilfillan was praised by health system executives for his flexibility and deep knowledge of healthcare delivery. His exit plans came as a surprise, they said, and raised concerns that a leadership disruption could slow healthcare reform efforts. His departure, scheduled for the end of the month, was announced internally by CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. Dr. Patrick Conway will work as acting director of the CMS Innovation Center while continuing to serve as CMS chief medical officer and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, the memo noted.