Nominee for Medicare-Medicaid agency has reputation for being visionary

Washington Post, April 21, 2010

For two decades, Donald Berwick has made a career of finding innovative ways to improve healthcare and then persuading hospital administrators and doctors to adopt his recommendations, the Washington Post reports. The experience could prove useful if the 63-year-old Harvard University professor is confirmed as administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The job, which has been filled through temporary appointments since 2006, is central to the success of the new law overhauling health insurance, the Post reports.


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