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McClellan's Legacy: Activism, Action

Health Hombre, the blog written by reimbursement expert and MD&DI Editorial Advisory Board member Ted Mannen, has an excellent commentary on the legacy of departing CMS Administrator Mark McClellan. He was, Mannen says, the rare public official who "seemed to relish his position not for what it was, but for what it allowed him to do." CMS is perhaps the most cumbersome bureaucracy in the entire federal government.

Most of McClellan's predecessors allowed themselves to get swept up helplessly by the tide of red tape and inertia. McClellan swam against it, and his legacy will be a significant one.

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