Public Meeting

March 4-5, 2021
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MedPAC's March 2021 meeting will be held virtually via video conference on the GoToWebinar platform. See meeting agenda and details for links to register to attend.
The virtual meeting will be open to a limited number of public attendees. There are three separate sessions as indicated below. Given the limited number of registrants for each session, we request that you only sign up for the sessions you are able to attend.


Register for the Thursday, March 4 morning session (10:15AM to 1:00PM) by clicking here
Topics covered: Congressional request: Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care in rural areas (interim report); Mandated report on the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program and proposed replacement



Register for the Thursday, March 4 afternoon session (2:00PM to 5:45PM) by clicking here
Topics covered: Streamlining CMS’s portfolio of alternative payment models; Balancing efficiency with equity in Medicare Advantage benchmark policy; Mandated report: Relationship between clinician services and other Medicare services 


Register for the Friday, March 5 morning session (9:30AM to 12:45PM) by clicking here
Topics covered: Revising Medicare’s indirect medical education payments to better reflect teaching hospitals’ costs; Medicare’s vaccine coverage and payment; Separately payable drugs in the hospital outpatient prospective payment system

 

Agenda

  • Congressional request: Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care in rural areas (interim report)

    March 4, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Staff Contact: Brian O’Donnell, Jeff Stensland, Carolyn San Soucie, Evan Christman
  • Mandated report on the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program and proposed replacement

    March 4, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Carol Carter, Ledia Tabor, Sam Bickel-Barlow
  • Streamlining CMS’s portfolio of alternative payment models

    March 4, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Geoff Gerhardt, Rachel Burton
  • Balancing efficiency with equity in Medicare Advantage benchmark policy

    March 4, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Staff Contact: Luis Serna, Andy Johnson
  • Mandated report: Relationship between clinician services and other Medicare services

    March 4, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    Staff Contact: Dan Zabinski, Shinobu Suzuki
  • Revising Medicare’s indirect medical education payments to better reflect teaching hospitals’ costs

    March 5, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Alison Binkowski, Jeff Stensland
  • Medicare’s vaccine coverage and payment

    March 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Kim Neuman, Nancy Ray, Shinobu Suzuki, Rachel Schmidt, Ledia Tabor
  • Separately payable drugs in the hospital outpatient prospective payment system

    March 5, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Staff Contact: Dan Zabinski

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