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Patrick Conway to become acting CMS director

As of tomorrow, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that runs the implementation of Obamacare, will have a new acting director. It's Patrick Conway, currently the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, the office that runs the cost-savings experiments under Obamacare that have drawn so much ire from physicians — and from Congress.

Andy Slavitt, the current chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will step down tomorrow when President Obama leaves office. In a series of tweets Thursday, he praised Conway and said the agency will be in good hands:

Conway will have the responsibility of closing out the last week and a half of Obamacare enrollment, which ends on Jan. 31.

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