President Obama has nominated Dr. Donald Berwick to be CMS Administrator. Dr. Berwick currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Among many other appointments, Dr. Berwick has served as Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and as a member of the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Dr. Berwick’s nomination still must be approved by the Senate; the Senate Finance Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing on the nomination.