Berwick Places Blame For Health System’s Ills On Delivery System
The now-former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is speaking out about what he might do next and what is wrong with the health care system.
CQ HealthBeat: Berwick Says He Hasn't Ruled Out A Return To Government
Former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald M. Berwick is giving himself some time to figure out his next move, given that Senate Republicans denied him an opportunity to continue in his job at CMS past this month. But he hasn't lost any of his passion for figuring out ways to improve health care, and he isn't ruling out a return to the federal government (Reichard, 12/12).
Kaiser Health News: Berwick: Don't Blame Medicare, Medicaid; It's The Delivery System
Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz talked with former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick, who defended these federal health programs, but said they are trapped in a U.S. health system that promotes wasteful spending and inefficient care (Galewitz, 12/12).