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Former Wal-Mart exec joins HHS
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Wednesday that Leslie Dach, a former executive for Wal-Mart Stores, has joined the agency as senior counselor. Dach, 60, will assist with the health insurance exchanges' second open-enrollment period, and work with HHS staff and nongovernmental...
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Justice Department civil rights chief headed to similar HHS post
By Joseph Conn | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jocelyn Samuels will again head a federal civil rights division—just for a different Cabinet department—thanks to her recent appointment by HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office for Civil Rights at HHS.
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HHS looking for CEO, tech officer for HealthCare.gov and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to hire a CEO and chief technology officer for the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace, the department announced Friday. Creation of these new positions comes after critics repeatedly decried the lack of clear lines of responsibility for the site's...
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HHS seeking HealthCare.gov CEO, CTO
By Darius Tahir | June 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to hire a CEO and chief technology officer for the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace, the department announced Friday. Creation of these new positions comes after critics repeatedly decried the lack of clear lines of responsibility for the site's...
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Trade groups, ACOs push telemedicine reg changes
By Darius Tahir | June 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A band of industry, trade groups and ACOs has sent a coordinated series of three letters to new HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell pushing potential changes to the ACO program to better accommodate telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
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Burwell faces challenges ahead as HHS secretary, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, confirmed by the Senate last Thursday, faces critical issues related to implementation of the federal healthcare law and a narrow window to prepare for the 2015 open enrollment period.
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New HHS Secretary Burwell faces tough tasks ahead
By Paul Demko | June 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, now faces critical issues related to implementation of the federal healthcare law and a narrow window to prepare for the 2015 open-enrollment period.
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Reform Update: States with dysfunctional exchanges scramble to fix sites
By Paul Demko | May 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
States with dysfunctional insurance exchanges are running out of time to decide how to proceed for the 2015 open enrollment period. Less than six months remain until the next signup window opens.
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Burwell clears Senate committee with bipartisan backing
By Paul Demko | May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Kathleen Sebelius as head of HHS, cleared the Senate Finance Committee on a 21-3 vote Wednesday with bipartisan support.
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Information
Health secretary nominee faces cordial senators
By Associated Press | May 14, 2014
President Barack Obama's pick to be the nation's new health secretary faced some pointed questions Wednesday over the health care law, but she also won praise as Republican senators largely passed up the chance for an all-out assault on "Obamacare."
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