Advising the Congress on Medicare issues

Public Meeting

September 10-11, 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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Agenda

  • Context for Medicare payment policy

    September 10, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Staff Contact: Julie Somers
  • Public comment

    September 10, 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch

    September 10, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Mandated report: Developing a unified payment system for post-acute care

    September 10, 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    Staff Contact: Carol Carter, Dana Kelley
  • Preliminary analysis of Medicare Advantage encounter data – Part B services

    September 10, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Julie Lee
  • Factors affecting variation in Medicare Advantage plan star ratings

    September 10, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Carlos Zarabozo
  • Public comment

    September 10, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Medicare drug spending

    September 11, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Rachel Schmidt, Shinobu Suzuki, Kim Neuman
  • Emergency department services provided at stand-alone facilities

    September 11, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Zach Gaumer, Jeff Stensland
  • Payments from drug and device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals

    September 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Ariel Winter, Anna Harty
  • Public comment

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

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