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Marilyn B. Tavenner

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August 2012: "So far there is no indication Medicare has done so, and a spokeswoman declined to comment. The acting head of Medicare is Marilyn B. Tavenner, a former HCA executive who left there in 2005 to become the secretary of Health and Human Resources in Virginia."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Organization Aug 15, 2012
Organization Executive (past or present) Commonwealth of Virginia (State Government) Organization Aug 15, 2012
Organization Executive (past or present) HCA, Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America) Organization Aug 15, 2012
Subordinate of (past or present) Gov. Tim Kaine Esq. Person Aug 15, 2012
Appointed/Selected by Pres. Barack Hussein Obama Esq. Person Aug 15, 2012

Articles and Resources

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Aug 14, 2012 A Giant Hospital Chain Is Blazing a Profit Trail

QUOTE: HCA’s emergence as a powerful leader in the hospital industry is all the more remarkable because only a decade ago the company was badly shaken by a wide-ranging Medicare fraud investigation that it eventually settled for more than $1.7 billion. Among the secrets to HCA’s success: It figured out how to get more revenue from private insurance companies, patients and Medicare by billing much more aggressively for its services than ever before; it found ways to reduce emergency room overcrowding and expenses; and it experimented with new ways to reduce the cost of its medical staff, a move that sometimes led to conflicts with doctors and nurses over concerns about patient care.

New York Times