CMS Chief Actuary to Retire in January
Known for presenting staunchly objective data to the ire of both parties, Mr. Foster and his office produced analyses and projections of the Medicare and Medicaid program for CMS to inform policymakers’ decisions regarding federal healthcare spending.
Most recently used in fiscal cliff negotiations between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, Mr. Foster’s calculations challenged spending cuts included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the inclusion of prescription drug coverage in Medicare plans under the Bush administration.
CMS announced it would "soon begin a national recruitment effort" to find his successor.
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