Mark McClellan ended his reign as CMS administrator with the announcement of an action plan to make the agency more responsive to providers, consumers and other parts of the government. The last day of McClellans term also was marked by the launch of a new Web-based tool meant to help Medicare beneficiaries make better choices about Part D drug benefits. McClellan has headed the CMS, which has a $650 billion annual budget, for the past 2½ years. Deputy Administrator Leslie Norwalk will take over as CMS acting administrator on Oct. 16. -- by Matthew DoBias
McClellan ends term as CMS chief
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