Advising the Congress on Medicare issues

Public Meeting

September 11-12, 2014
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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  • Context for Medicare payment policy

    September 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Staff Contact: Julie Somers, Kate Bloniarz
  • Developing payment policy to promote use of services based on clinical evidence

    September 11, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Nancy Ray, Katelyn Smalley
  • Public comment

    September 11, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch

    Sep 11 - Oct 11, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Update on Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

    September 11, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Staff Contact: David Glass, Jeff Stensland
  • Medicare Advantage demographics and enrollment patterns

    September 11, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Scott Harrison, Carlos Zarabozo
  • Beneficiary and physician focus groups

    September 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Christine Aguiar, Joan Sokolovsky
  • Hospital short stay policy issues

    September 12, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Staff Contact: Zach Gaumer, Kim Neuman, Craig Lisk
  • Mandated report: Impact of home health payment rebasing on beneficiary access to and quality of care

    September 12, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Evan Christman
  • Public comment

    September 12, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM


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