Johnathan Blum, CMS principal deputy administrator, announced he will be stepping down from his position on May 16.
Blum served as CMS director from 2009-2013. During his tenure, Blum oversaw regulation and payment for fee-for-service Medicare providers, which has faced increasing pressure from physicians and other stakeholders to reform the sustainable growth rate formula. He also oversaw major reform initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act, and was responsible for privately administered Medicare health plans and the Medicare prescription drug program.
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