Ber­wick to do public pol­icy work at think tank

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For­mer CMS Ad­min­is­tra­tor Dr. Don­ald Ber­wick will con­tinue his work in public pol­icy as a se­nior fel­low at the Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress, the or­ga­ni­za­tion an­nounced. Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease about his ap­point­ment, Ber­wick will con­cen­trate pri­mar­ily on the same is­sues he pro­moted in the nearly year-and-a-half he spent as the leader of the CMS: the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act and new ways to pro­vide bet­ter health­care at lower costs. Ber­wick, 65, served pre­vi­ously as a pro­fes­sor of health pol­icy and man­age­ment at the Har­vard School of Public Health, a staff mem­ber at Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bos­ton, and an elected mem­ber of the In­sti­tute of Medicine, where he served two terms on the in­sti­tute’s gov­ern­ing coun­cil and as a mem­ber of its global health board. His new role takes ef­fect im­me­di­ately. The Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress is a lib­eral think tank es­tab­lished in 2003 by John Podesta, a for­mer chief of staff to Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton.

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