Emergency physician and military reservist William Rogers, M.D., has been named director of the physicians' regulatory issues team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as such will lead the agency's effort to reduce Medicare's regulatory burden on physicians. "I am committed to having the CMS bring in more physicians to our staff and pushing to understand the real day-to-day problems of practicing doctors," CMS Administrator Thomas Scully said in announcing the appointment. "Bill Rogers will give CMS that wake-up call every day." Rogers, 49, practiced emergency medicine full time at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center until last month. He will continue to practice part time and serve as a lieutenant commander in the reserves. Rogers replaces Barbara Paul, M.D., who was named director of the CMS' quality measurement and health assessment group.
CMS names new head of physician regulatory issues
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