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Capitol Health Call
October 10, 2007

CMS Gets Administrator

JAMA. 2007;298(14):1631. doi:10.1001/jama.298.14.1631-d

Kerry Weems, deputy chief of staff for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, was named acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 5 by President George W. Bush. He replaces Leslie Norwalk, who left the CMS on July 20.

Weems was nominated in May to become the permanent CMS administrator, and a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Finance was held in July. But the Senate has yet to schedule a confirmation vote.

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