Top CMS Official To Leave Post
Jonathan Blum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services principal deputy administrator, will leave May 16.
The Wall Street Journal: Blum To Leave Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services
Jonathan Blum, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will leave his post on May 16. The departure of Mr. Blum, the agency's principal deputy administrator, was announced Tuesday in an email to staff by CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. He was first appointed as the director for the Center for Medicare in 2009 before becoming a deputy administrator last year (Corbett Dooren, 4/22).
Reuters: U.S. Official Responsible For Reforming Medicare Leaving Post
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Jonathan Blum, Medicare director and principal deputy administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has presided over a range of reform initiatives during a five-year tenure including efforts to move the $635 billion health care program for the elderly and disabled away from costly fee-for-service medicine (Morgan, 4/22).