Public Meeting

March 4-5, 2021
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MedPAC's March 2021 meeting was held virtually via video conference on the GoToWebinar platform.


  • 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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