HCFA Administrator Bruce Vladeck late last week submitted his resignation to President Clinton effective Sept. 13.
Vladeck said he will be taking what he termed a "part-time" job at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He will join former New York State Health Commissioner Mark Chassin, M.D., in Mount Sinai's Department of Health Policy, he said.
MODERN HEALTHCARE first reported his pending resignation and new job earlier this month (July 21, p. 4).
Vladeck's resignation letter comes a little more than a week after HCFA granted the state of New York's waiver to restructure its Medicaid program and channel recipients into managed-care plans (July 21, p. 6).
And earlier this year, HCFA and the state of New York entered a unique agreement to launch a Medicare demonstration project that essentially will pay New York teaching hospitals more money to train fewer doctors, which the government said ultimately will save it money (Feb. 24, p. 10).
Before becoming HCFA administrator in 1993, Vladeck was president of the United Hospital Fund in New York.
Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, former assistant director of health and personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget, is expected to succeed Vladeck as HCFA administrator. She was appointed deputy administrator earlier this month.