Berwick to do public policy work at think tank
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.