Advising the Congress on Medicare issues

Public Meeting

April 7-8, 2016
Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center - Horizon Ballroom - 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The Commission meets publicly in Washington, DC to discuss Medicare issues and policy questions and to develop and approve reports and recommendations to the Congress. At these meetings, staff present research and policy options for the Commissioners to discuss.

Meeting agendas and briefs are usually posted one week before the meeting. Transcripts and presentation slides are available 3 to 5 days after the meeting.

All Commission meetings include several opportunities for public comment. These times are noted on the meeting agenda. We also accept comments on our meeting agendas through email, beginning approximately one week before the meeting and for one week thereafter.  Due to the volume of comments we receive, we cannot acknowledge individual comments.

***Please note that space for audience members is limited, and the meeting room regularly fills to capacity. While we do our best to accommodate interested parties, attendees are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encourage to arrive early to secure a seat.

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  • Mandated report: Developing a unified PPS for post-acute care

    April 7, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Carol Carter
  • Improving Medicare Part D

    April 7, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Rachel Schmidt, Shinobu Suzuki
  • Public comment

    April 7, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
  • Lunch

    April 7, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Medicare Part B drug and oncology payment policy issues

    April 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Kim Neuman, Nancy Ray
  • Using encounter data for risk adjustment in Medicare Advantage

    April 7, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Andrew Johnson, Dan Zabinski
  • Hospice and Medicare spending

    April 7, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Kim Neuman
  • Measuring low-value care

    April 7, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Ariel Winter
  • Public comment

    April 7, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Preserving access to emergency care in rural areas

    April 8, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Staff Contact: Jeff Stensland, Zach Gaumer
  • Status report on CMS’s financial alignment demonstration for dual-eligible beneficiaries

    April 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Eric Rollins
  • Public comment

    April 8, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM


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