PR unaffected as CMS chief resigns

WASHINGTON: Mark McClellan, chief of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on Tuesday, September 5, that he would be resigning from the agency.

WASHINGTON: Mark McClellan, chief of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on Tuesday, September 5, that he would be resigning from the agency.

No replacement has yet been selected for McClellan who intends to leave the agency in five weeks.

As reported in PRWeek on August 28, CMS recently hired Ketchum, Porter Novelli, Ogilvy, and Weber Shandwick to work on educating recipients of the Medicare program about its benefits.

"We're going to continue on track providing beneficiaries with the information they need to make decisions about their Medicare," said CMS deputy director Peter Ashkenaz.

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