Press Release             

Contact: Paul Precht
Director of Policy and Communications

Akiko Takano
Deputy Director of Communications

April 19, 2010

Statement by Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker
on Nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as CMS Administrator

New York, NY—The nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services promises to give the agency an energetic and accomplished leader at a time when it faces the challenge of implementing the recently passed health reform law. Key provisions of that law have the potential to improve the health care that people with Medicare receive by giving providers and health plans incentives to improve the quality of care. Dr. Berwick’s background as a champion of high-quality health care is an excellent fit for this job. The Medicare Rights Center looks forward to working with him to help CMS deliver on the promise of health reform.


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