New CMS administrator be warned: Difficult challenges ahead

Several former agency administrators and HHS secretaries are warning the next CMS administrator in advance: Whoever it is that next takes the position will have a hard job from the very beginning. Some of the issues that likely will have to be dealt with quickly include significant changes to Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, as well as simply managing an agency that has grown to a whopping 4,400 employees and a $676 billion annual budget. Article

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