September 18, 2007—Newly appointed acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Kerry Weems—who is nominated for the position but awaiting Senate confirmation—promised in a press conference to make the agency’s actions more transparent, according to Modern Healthcare. The first change will be posting all corrective-action measures between CMS and Medicare Advantage plans on the CMS Web site.

“If there’s a policy, I want it done in the daylight,” he said.

Weems will continue to push for quality and health IT initiatives, and will issue a report to Congress on value-based purchasing in hospitals. Weems also said he is meeting with every CMS senior manager to review contractual arrangement with senior centers, pharmacies, doctors, and so on.