Eric Zimmerman was quoted by BNA's Medicare Report (January 2010) concerning the impact that the current lack of a permanent administrator at the CMS will have as health care reform legislation is implemented. "The administration is going to have a lot at stake with the implementation [of reform], which will be almost as important politically as enacting reform in the first place," he said. "It is in the administration's interests that the implementation go smoothly, that deadlines be met, and that Congress be satisfied. That is a tall order without a permanent administrator." Zimmerman also noted as a key 2010 Medicare issue the outcome of a number of budget neutrality adjustment appeals regarding reimbursement, which are currently pending before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board. Click here to view the full article.