Tavenner Gets OK from Senate Committee

WASHINGTON -- With a Senate committee vote in her favor Tuesday morning, Marilyn Tavenner moved a step closer to becoming the first confirmed administrator that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has had in 7 years.

The Senate Finance Committee voted by a simple vote of yeas and nays with no recorded individual vote. Tavenner must next be confirmed by the full Senate, but a time frame on that vote is unclear.

The American Medical Association urged a swift confirmation from the full body, calling Tavenner the right candidate for the job.

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Source: MedPageToday.com