This was successfully posted to your pofile.
This box will close automatically in a few seconds. Close this window
We don't have an e-mail address on file for you. To use AAFP Connection, you must have an e-mail address in our records. Click Here
AAFP Urges Rapid Approval of Berwick Renomination
By News Staff
"In his time so far as CMS administrator, Dr. Berwick has demonstrated great support for strengthening primary care in Medicare and Medicaid," said AAFP Board Chair Lori Heim, M.D., of Vass, N.C., in a Feb. 7 letter to Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chair of the finance committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking member of the committee. "Based on his extensive health policy expertise, he has helped ensure that Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program have become more aware of the value of primary care physicians in controlling health care costs and improving patients' health."
In working with Berwick during his time as administrator of CMS, "our members have been impressed that he is sincere and consistent in his belief that the people of this nation can and should have health care that meets their needs, that strengthens the health and the productivity of the American workforce, and that is affordable for all," said Heim.