Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Trump Taps Price for HHS, Verma for CMS President-elect Donald Trump has announced his hoped-for changes to leadership of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with Georgia Rep Tom Price (R-6th) to be nominated for HHS secretary, and Seema Verma, CEO of the Strategic Health Policy Solutions (SVC) consulting group, tapped to serve as CMS director. Price joined Congress in 2004, where he now serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee, and is a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. Trained as an orthopedic surgeon, Price worked in private practice for nearly 20 years. In her work with SVC, Verma is credited with an instrumental role in crafting Healthy Indiana 2.0, Indiana's Medicaid program introduced by Gov Mike Pence, now the vice president-elect. “No matter what health care changes are ahead, APTA’s goals remain unchanged. APTA will continue to advocate for policies that benefit the health of all Americans by removing barriers to physical therapist treatment," said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD. "And we will continue to be guided by our vision of transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” Price's and Verma's nominations need to be confirmed by the Senate.