AAP President O. Marion Burton, M.D., FAAP, and AAP Executive Director/CEO Errol R. Alden, M.D., FAAP, met with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald M. Berwick, M.D., FAAP, and CMS Deputy Administrator Cindy Mann on July 26 to raise issues of importance to the Academy. Dr. Burton highlighted pediatrician concerns on immunization administration issues, Medicaid payment and Medicaid access, and offered the Academy’s assistance in Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation for children and families. Dr. Berwick and Mann described forthcoming regulations that will raise immunization administration fees and requested that the Academy remain in contact regarding ACA implementation, particularly at the state level. Pictured (from left): Cindy Mann, Dr. Berwick, Dr. Alden and Dr. Burton.

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