Advising the Congress on Medicare issues

Public Meeting

January 15-16, 2015
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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  • Per beneficiary payment for primary care

    January 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Julie Somers, Kevin Hayes
  • Post-acute care: Trends in Medicare’s payments across sectors and ways to rationalize payments

    January 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Carol Carter, Evan Christman, Dana Kelley
  • Public comment

    January 15, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Lunch

    January 15, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis facilities, hospice, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals

    January 15, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Ariel Winter, Dan Zabinski, Nancy Ray, Kim Neuman, Dana Kelley, and Stephanie Cameron
  • The relative cost of Medicare Advantage, Accountable Care Organizations, and fee-for-service Medicare

    January 15, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
    Staff Contact: Jeff Stensland, Scott Harrison
  • Status report on Part D

    January 15, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Shinobu Suzuki, Rachel Schmidt
  • Public comment

    January 15, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Hospital short stay policy issues

    January 16, 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    Staff Contact: Zach Gaumer, Kim Neuman, Stephanie Cameron, Craig Lisk
  • Next steps in measuring quality of care in Medicare

    January 16, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Staff Contact: John Richardson, Katelyn Smalley
  • Public comment

    January 16, 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


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