Former CMS Chiefs Urge Senate To Confirm Tavenner

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 7:50 PM EST) -- The prospects of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services getting its first confirmed leader in seven years have ticked up significantly, with a bipartisan group of former agency chiefs urging U.S. Senate approval and a key senator agreeing Wednesday to hold a hearing.

A spokeswoman for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said he'll schedule the matter when certain procedural issues are complete, a reversal from last year when he declined even to bring forward the nomination of CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner because...
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