McClellan to step down at CMS

September 11, 2006

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., chief administrator of CMS, will leave the agency in early October. McClellan had run the agency since March 2004 and has been both lauded and criticized for his management during implementation of the Medicare Part D drug plan this year.

McClellan to step down at CMS

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., chief administrator of CMS, will leave the agency in early October. McClellan had run the agency since March 2004 and has been both lauded and criticized for his management during implementation of the Medicare Part D drug plan this year. According to White House spokesman Tony Snow, "The President has the highest regard for Mark McClellan and appreciates the work he's done for the administration, first as FDA commissioner and most recently at CMS." No successor has been named, although early speculation has turned to Leslie Norwalk, the CMS deputy administrator.

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