Government Health IT: Tavenner announces Blum’s departure

Diana Manos

WASHINGTON – Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be stepping down from his position on May 16.

The announcement came by way of an internal email via CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

“It is with mixed emotions that I let you know that our Principal Deputy Administrator, Jonathan (Jon) Blum, has decided to leave CMS to pursue new opportunities,” Tavenner wrote. “Under Jon’s leadership, the Medicare program has served as one of our primary drivers to shift our health care system to reward quality, care improvement, and value. The Medicare team’s accomplishments are too many to list, but include developing the ACO regulations, implementing our quality framework for Medicare Advantage plans, implementing our competitive bidding program for durable medical supplies, and developing many of our value-based payment strategies.”

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