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Senate confirms Tavenner as CMS administrator
Modern Healthcare

Marilyn Tavenner was easily confirmed Wednesday as the first permanent CMS administrator since 2006. The 91-7 vote followed glowing bipartisan praise for Tavenner, who has served as acting administrator since late 2011, when Dr. Donald Berwick stepped down. Since then, Tavenner has come to be seen as an apolitical and effective administrator of one of the federal government’s largest agencies, even as it implements the still-controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.