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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Physician-Owned Hospitals: Data Sources for Expansion Exception; Physician Certification of Inpatient Hospital Services; Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors: Appeals Process for Overpayments Associated with Submitted Data (August 26, 2014)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (August 15, 2014)

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A Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program (June 2014)

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National health care and Medicare spending

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Medicare beneficiary demographics

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Medicare beneficiary and other payer financial liability

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Dual-eligible beneficiaries

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Quality of care in the Medicare program

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Acute inpatient services

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Ambulatory care

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Post-acute care

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Medicare Advantage

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Prescription drugs

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Other services

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Comment Letter: CMS's hospice proposed rule (June 25, 2014)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (Ways and Means, June 18, 2014)

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Comment letter to CMS on accountable care organizations (June 16, 2014)

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Contractor report: Exploring the Effects of Secondary Coverage on Medicare Spending for the Elderly (August 2014)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2014)

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Executive summary (June 2014 report)

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Synchronizing Medicare policy across payment models (Chapter 1, June 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Synchronizing Medicare policy across payment models (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 1, June 2014 report)

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Improving risk adjustment in the Medicare program (Chapter 2, June 2014 report)

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Measuring quality of care in Medicare (Chapter 3, June 2014 report)

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Financial assistance for low-income Medicare beneficiaries (Chapter 4, June 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Financial assistance for low-income Medicare beneficiaries (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, June 2014 report)

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Per beneficiary payment for primary care (Chapter 5, June 2014 report)

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Site-neutral payments for select conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities (Chapter 6, June 2014 report)

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Measuring the effects of medication adherence for the Medicare population (Chapter 7, June 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Measuring the effects of medication adherence for the Medicare population (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 7, June 2014 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the 2015 update for physician and other professional services (Appendix B, June 2014 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare and the health care delivery system (June 13, 2014)

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Contractor report: Equalizing Medicare Payments for Select Patients in IRFs and SNFs (June 2014)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2014)

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Comment Letter: CMS's acute and long-term care hospitals proposed rule (June 13, 2014)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Items (June 9, 2014)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 (June 2, 2014)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System—Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2014 (FY 2015) (June 2, 2014)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2015 (May 30, 2014)

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Testimony: Medicare Fee-For-Service Payment Policy Across Sites of Care (Energy and Commerce, May 21, 2014)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2014)

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Context for Medicare payment policy (Chapter 1, March 2014 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 3, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Physician and other health professional services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, March 2014 report)

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Ambulatory surgical center services (Chapter 5, March 2014 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 6, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Outpatient dialysis services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, March 2014 report)

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Post-acute care providers: Steps toward broad payment reforms (Chapter 7, March 2014 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 8, March 2014 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 9, March 2014 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 10, March 2014 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 11, March 2014 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 12, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 12, March 2014 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (Chapter 13, March 2014 report)

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Status report on Part D (Chapter 14, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Status report on Part D (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 14, March 2014 report)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2014)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (March 14, 2014)

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Comment Letter: Contract year 2015 policy and technical changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (February 28, 2014)

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Testimony: Temporary Payment Policies in Medicare (Energy and Commerce, January 9, 2014)

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Contractor report: Development of Potentially Avoidable Readmission and Functional Outcome SNF Quality Measures (March 2014)

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Data book: Beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (December 2013)

A data book jointly produced by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

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Contractor report: The Ability of Event-Based Episodes to Explain Variation in Charges and Medicare Payments for Various Post Acute Service Bundles (September 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's physician fee schedule, clinical laboratory fee schedule, and other Part B proposed rule (August 30, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center proposed rule (August 30, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's end-stage renal disease proposed rule (August 30, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's home health proposed rule (August 26, 2013)

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Contractor report: Does It Cost More to Train Residents or to Replace Them? (September 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's hospice proposed rule (June 27, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's acute and long-term care hospitals proposed rule (June 25, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's inpatient rehabilitation facility proposed rule (June 25, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Ambulance services payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Ambulatory surgical center services payment system (October 2013)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2013)

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Executive summary (June 2013 report)

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Competitively determined plan contributions (Chapter 1, June 2013 report)

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Medicare payment differences across ambulatory settings (Chapter 2, June 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Medicare payment differences across ambulatory settings (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2, June 2013 report)

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Approaches to bundling payment for post-acute care (Chapter 3, June 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Refining the hospital readmissions reduction program (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, June 2013 report)

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Medicare hospice policy issues (Chapter 5, June 2013 report)

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Care needs for dual-eligible beneficiaries (Chapter 6, June 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Care needs for dual-eligible beneficiaries (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, June 2013 report)

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Mandated report: Medicare payment for ambulance services (Chapter 7, June 2013 report)

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Mandated report: Geographic adjustment of payments for the work of physicians and other health professionals (Chapter 8, June 2013 report)

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Mandated report: Improving Medicare’s payment system for outpatient therapy services (Chapter 9, June 2013 report)

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Review of CMS’s preliminary estimate of the 2014 update for physician and other professional services (Appendix A, June 2013 report)

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Refining the hospital readmissions reduction program (Chapter 4, June 2013 report)

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Medicare payment basics: Clinical laboratory services payment system (October 2013)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare and the health care delivery system (June 14, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Critical access hospitals payment system (October 2013)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Durable medical equipment payment system (October 2013)

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Fact sheet on mandated reports in MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Home health care services payment system (October 2013)

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Testimony: Medicare Post-Acute Care Reforms (Ways and Means, June 14, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Hospice services payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Hospital acute inpatient services payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Long-term care hospitals payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Medicare Advantage program payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Outpatient dialysis services payment system (Revised November 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Outpatient hospital services payment system (October 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; prospective payment system and consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for FY 2014 (June 3, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Outpatient therapy services payment system (October 2013)

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Contractor report: Geographic Adjustment of Medicare Payments for the Work of Physicians and Other Health Professionals (June 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Part D payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Physician and other health professionals payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Inpatient psychiatric facility services payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Skilled nursing facility services payment system (October 2013)

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Testimony: Moving Forward from the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) System (Senate Finance, May 14, 2013)

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Comment letter: Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care model (May 10, 2013)

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Testimony: Reforming Medicare's Benefit Design (Energy and Commerce, April 11, 2013)

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Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (Update, April 10, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2014 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2014 Call Letter (March 26, 2013)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Differences in Resident Case-mix Between Medicare and Non-Medicare Nursing Home Residents (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Modeling Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Therapy Costs per Stay (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Community Discharge and Rehospitalization Outcome Measures (Fiscal Year 2011) (April 2013)

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Executive summary (March 2013 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 3, March 2013 report)

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Physician and other health professional services (Chapter 4, March 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Physician and other health professional services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, March 2013 report)

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Ambulatory surgical center services (Chapter 5, March 2013 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 6, March 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Outpatient dialysis services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, March 2013 report)

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Post-acute care providers: Shortcomings in Medicare’s fee-for-service highlight the need for broad reforms (Chapter 7, March 2013 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 8, March 2013 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 9, March 2013 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 10, March 2013 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 11, March 2013 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 12, March 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 12, March 2013 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (Chapter 13, March 2013 report)

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Medicare Advantage special needs plans (Chapter 14, March 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Medicare Advantage special needs plans (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 14, March 2013 report)

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Status report on Part D (Chapter 15, March 2013 report)

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Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (Appendix B, March 2013 report)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2013)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (March 15, 2013)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 2013)

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Testimony: Reforming Medicare's Benefit Design (Ways and Means, February 26, 2013)

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Testimony: Moving Forward from the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) System (Energy and Commerce, February 14, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2013, hospice quality reporting requirements, and survey and enforcement requirements for home health agencies (August 31, 2012)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; end-stage renal disease prospective payment system, quality incentive program, and bad debt reductions for all Medicare providers (August 31, 2012)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Hospital outpatient prospective and ambulatory surgical center payment systems; electronic reporting pilot; inpatient rehabilitation facilities quality reporting program; quality improvement organization regulations (August 31, 2012)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; payment policies under the physician fee schedule, DME face-to-face encounters, elimination of the requirement for termination of non-random prepayment complex medical review, and other revisions to Part B for CY 2013 (August 31, 2012)

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Comment letter: CMS demonstrations with states on integrated care programs for dual-eligible beneficiaries (July 11, 2012)

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Contractor report: Collecting Data on Physician Services and Hours Worked (August 2012)

A report by staff from University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on acute and long-term care hospitals (June 22, 2012)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (Ways and Means, June 19, 2012)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2012)

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Reforming Medicare’s benefit design (Chapter 1, June 2012 report)

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Care coordination in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, June 2012 report)

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Appendixes: Care coordination in fee-for-service Medicare (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2, June 2012 report)

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Care coordination programs for dual-eligible beneficiaries (Chapter 3, June 2012)

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Appendixes: Care coordination programs for dual-eligible beneficiaries (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3, June 2012 report)

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Issues for risk adjustment in Medicare Advantage (Chapter 4, June 2012 report)

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Serving rural Medicare beneficiaries (Chapter 5, June 2012 report)

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Medicare coverage of and payment for home infusion therapy (Chapter 6, June 2012 report)

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Appendixes: Medicare coverage of and payment for home infusion therapy (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, June 2012 report)

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Review of CMS’s preliminary estimate of the 2013 update for physician and other professional services (Appendix A, June 2012 report)

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Executive summary (June 2012 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare and the health care delivery system (June 15, 2012)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2012)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's congressionally requested report on home infusion therapy (June 2012)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's mandated report on serving rural Medicare beneficiaries (June 2012)

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Contractor report: Provider-level risk-adjusted quality measurement for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (July 2012)

A report by staff from RAND Health for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2012)

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Executive summary (March 2012 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 3, March 2012 report)

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Physician and other health professional services (Chapter 4, March 2012 report)

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Appendixes: Physician and other health professional services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, March 2012 report)

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Ambulatory surgical center services (Chapter 5, March 2012 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 6, March 2012 report)

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Appendixes: Outpatient dialysis services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, March 2012 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 7, March 2012 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 8, March 2012 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 9, March 2012 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 10, March 2012 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 11, March 2012 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (Chapter 12, March 2012 report)

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Status report on Part D, with focus on beneficiaries with high drug spending (Chapter 13, March 2012 report)

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Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (Appendix B, March 2012 report)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2012)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's 2011 letter to the Congress on the Medicare sustainable growth rate system

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (March 15, 2012)

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Errata sheet: Corrected version of Figure 4-1, page 95 of March 2012 report (printed copy)

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Contractor report: Impacts of a Revised Payment System for SNFs (March 2012)

A memo by staff from the Urban Institute for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment Letter: Request for comments on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2013 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2013 Call Letter (March 5, 2012)

Comments to CMS on Advance Notice 2013 and star ratings

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency reports and reporting of physician ownership or investment interests (February 7, 2012)

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Contractor report: Methodological Concerns with the Medicare RBRVS Payment System and Recommendations for Additional Study (December 2011)

A report by staff from RTI International for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Contractor report: Improving the Accuracy of Time in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Feasibility of Using Extant Data and of Collecting Primary Data (December 2011)

A report by staff from RTI International for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Contractor report: Medicare Copayments for Critical Access Hospital Outpatient Services—2009 Update (December 2011)

A report by staff from RTI International for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (October 14, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2012 (September 1, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for CY 2012, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program for PY 2013 and PY 2014; Ambulance Fee Schedule; and Durable Medical Equipment (August 30, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012 (August 30, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Physician Self-Referral; and Provider Agreement Regulations on Patient Notification Requirements (August 30, 2011)

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Comment letter: Department of Health and Human Services' Report to Congress: Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center Value-Based Purchasing Implementation Plan (August 30, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Five-Year Review of Work Relative Value Units Under the Physician Fee Schedule (July 22, 2011)

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Medicare Part D Formularies, 2006 – 2011: Update to Chartbook (August 2011)

Updated versions of the charts appearing in Medicare Part D Formularies, 2006-2010: A Chartbook (2010)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2011)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the 2012 update for physician and other professional services (Appendix A, June 2011 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare and the health care delivery system (June 15, 2011)

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Recommendations sheet for MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2011)

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Comment letter: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Disclosures of Ownership and Additional Disclosable Parties Information (June 24, 2011)

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Comment letter: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Rates (June 17, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2012 (June 17, 2011)

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Contractor report: Trends in Risk-Adjusted Skilled Nursing Facility Rates of Community Discharge and Potentially Avoidable Rehospitalization, 2000 through 2008 (June 2011)

A report by staff from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado, for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Fact sheet: MedPAC comment letter on Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule (June 6, 2011)

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program - Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule (June 6, 2011)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2011)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2011)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 3, March 2011 report)

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Physician and other health professional services (Chapter 4, March 2011 report)

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Appendixes: Physician and other health professional services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, March 2011 report)

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Ambulatory surgical centers (Chapter 5, March 2011 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 6, March 2011 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 7, March 2011 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 8, March 2011 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 9, March 2011 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 10, March 2011 report)

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Hospice (Chapter 11, March 2011 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 11, March 2011 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (Chapter 12, March 2011 report)

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Appendixes: The Medicare Advantage program (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 12, March 2011 report)

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Status report on Part D (Chapter 13, March 2011 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (March 15, 2011)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 2011)

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

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Contractor Report: A review of selected programs to manage the care of dual-eligible beneficiaries (June 2011)

A report by staff from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing Program (March 4, 2011)

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Comment letter on dual-eligible demonstrations (March 2, 2011)

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Contractor report: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Valuing Physician Services (June 2011)

A report prepared for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the University of Minnesota, Division of Health Policy and Management

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2012 and Other Proposed Changes (January 6, 2011)

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Report to the Congress: Regional variation in Medicare service use (January 2011)

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Comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (November 22, 2010)

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Contractor report: Retainer-Based Physicians: Characteristics, Impact, and Policy Considerations (October 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from NORC at the University of Chicago and Georgetown University

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Contractor report: Development of Updated Models of Non-Therapy Ancillary Costs (October 2010)

A memo prepared for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Urban Institute

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Contractor report: Site Visits to Selected Institutions With Innovations In Residency Training (October 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from RAND

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; End-stage renal disease quality incentive (Sep 23, 2010)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare program; home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2011; changes in certificate requirements for home health agencies and hospice.

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Contractor report: Medicare Part D Formularies, 2006-2010: A Chartbook (October 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from NORC at the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

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Contractor report: Toward Meaningful Quality and Performance Measures in Part D (October 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from NORC at the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

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Contractor report: The reliability of physician cost profiling in Medicare (August 2010)

A research paper for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Thomson Reuters

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2011 Payment Rates; Proposed Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2011 Payment Rates; Proposed Changes to Payments to Hospitals for Certain Inpatient Hospital Services and for Graduate Medical Education Costs; and Proposed Changes to Physician Self-Referral Rules and Related Changes to Provider Agreement Regulations (Aug 30, 2010)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Payment policies under the physician fee schedule and other revisions to Part B for CY 2011 (Aug 23, 2010)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective payment system and consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for FY 2011 (July 29, 2010)

Comment letter

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Aligning Incentives in Medicare (Energy and Commerce, June 23, 2010)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Report to the Congress: Aligning Incentives in Medicare (June 2010)

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Enhancing Medicare's ability to innovate (Chapter 1, June 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Enhancing Medicare's ability to innovate (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 1, June 2010 report)

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Improving traditional Medicare's benefit design (Chapter 2, June 2010 report)

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Medicare's role in supporting and motivating quality improvement (Chapter 3, June 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Medicare's role in supporting and motivating quality improvment (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3, June 2010 report)

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Graduate medical education financing: Focusing on educational priorities (Chapter 4, June 2010 report)

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Coordinating the care of dual-eligible beneficiaries (Chapter 5, June 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Coordinating the care of dual-eligible beneficiaries (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 5, June 2010 report)

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Inpatient psychiatric care in Medicare: Trends and issues (Chapter 6, June 2010 report)

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Shared decision making and its implications for Medicare (Chapter 7, June 2010 report)

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Addressing the growth of ancillary services in physicians' offices (Chapter 8, June 2010 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2011 (Appendix A, June 2010 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (June 15, 2010)

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Contractor report: Updates to SNF Quality Measures Risk Adjustment (June 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Denver

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed changes to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in 2010 and 2011 (June 11, 2010)

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Contractor report: Medicare Part D and Its Impact in the Nursing Home Sector: An Update (May 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Harvard Medical School

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Fiscal Year 2011 Rates; Effective Date of Provider Agreements and Supplier Approvals; and Hospital Conditions of Participation for Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care Services Medicaid Program: Accreditation Requirements for Providers of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Individuals under Age 21 (May 27, 2010)

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MedPAC Fact Sheet on CMS's Inpatient Hospital Rule and Coding

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Contractor report: Findings from Beneficiary and Physician Focus Groups (May 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from NORC at the University of Chicago and from Georgetown University

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Contractor report: Evaluation of Options for Medical Malpractice System Reform (April 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School

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Data book: Medicare Part D program (March 2010)

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Contractor report: What if All Physician Services Were Paid Under the Medicare Fee Schedule? An Analysis Using Medical Group Management Association Data (March 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Urban Institute and the Medical Group Management Association Center for Research

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

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Comment Letter: CMS Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2011 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2011 Call Letter (March 5, 2010)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (March 1, 2010)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2010)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2010)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2A, March 2010 report)

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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Physician services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2B, March 2010 report)

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Ambulatory surgical centers (Chapter 2C, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Ambulatory surgical centers (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2C, March 2010 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2D, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Outpatient dialysis services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2D, March 2010 report)

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Hospice (Chapter 2E, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2E, March 2010 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 3A, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Skilled nursing facility services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3A, March 2010 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 3B, March 2010 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 3C, March 2010 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 3D, March 2010 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program (Chapter 4, March 2010 report)

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Status report on Part D (Chapter 5, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Status report on Part D (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 5, March 2010 report)

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Report on comparing quality among Medicare Advantage plans and between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 6, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Report on comparing quality among Medicare Advantage plans and between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service Medicare (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 6, March 2010 report)

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Recommendations for Medicare provider payment updates (Voted on January 15, 2010)

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Comment Letter: CMS proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; End-stage renal disease prospective payment system (Dec 16, 2009)

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Report to the Congress: Measuring regional variation in service use (December 2009)

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Fact sheet: Measuring regional variation in service use (December 2009)

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Recommendations for MedPAC’s mandated report to the Congress on comparing quality in Medicare Advantage and traditional fee-for-service Medicare (Voted on November 6, 2009)

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Contractor report: Differences in Resident Case-Mix Between Medicare and Non-Medicare Nursing Home Residents (October 2009)

Report prepared by Abt Associates for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; Home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2010 (September 23, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule and other revisions to Part B for CY 2010 (August 31, 2009)

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Comment Letter RE: CMS’s proposed revisions to the Medicare cost report entitled Hospital and Health Care Complexes (Aug 27, 2009)

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Comment letter RE: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2010 Payment Rates; Proposed Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates

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Comment letter: CMS notice entitled: Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2009 (RY 2010); Notice (June 30, 2009)

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Contractor report: How Are Residency Programs Preparing Our 21st Century Internists? (July 2009)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from RAND Health

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates (June 29, 2009; corrected version)

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Correction notice on MedPAC's Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates (June 29, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2010; Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 for Skilled Nursing Facilies and Medicaid Nursing Facilities; Proposed Rule (June 29, 2009)

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Comment letter: HIT Policy Committee Meaningful Use (June 26, 2009)

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Testimony: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System (Energy and Commerce, June 25, 2009)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2010; Proposed Rule (June 23, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2010; Proposed Rule (June 17, 2009)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (June 15, 2009)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Improving Incentives in the Medicare Program (June 2009)

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Report to the Congress: Improving Incentives in the Medicare Program (June 2009)

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Contractor report: Exploring the Effects of Secondary Coverage on Medicare Spending for the Elderly (June 2009)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Direct Research, LLC

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Medical education in the United States: Supporting long-term delivery system reforms (Chapter 1, June 2009 report)

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Accountable care organizations (Chapter 2, June 2009 report)

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Physician resource use measurement (Chapter 3, June 2009 report)

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Impact of physician self-referral on use of imaging services within an episode (Chapter 4, June 2009 report)

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Medicare payment systems and follow-on biologics (Chapter 5, June 2009 report)

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Improving traditional Medicare's benefit design (Chapter 6, June 2009 report)

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Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 Medicare Advantage payment report (Chapter 7, June 2009 report)

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Improving Medicare chronic care demonstration programs: Section 150 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 report (Chapter 8, June 2009 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2010 (Appendix A, June 2009 report)

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Contractor report: The Use of an Episode Grouper for Physician Profiling in Medicare: A Preliminary Investigation (June 2009)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Thomson Healthcare

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Contractor report: Multiple Attribution of Episodes for Physician Profiling in Medicare: A Preliminary Investigation (June 2009)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Thomson Reuters Healthcare

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Statement: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System (Senate Finance Committee Roundtable, April 21, 2009)

Senate Finance Committee Roundtable on Reforming Amercia

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New York Times correction

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Testimony: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System (Ways and Means, April 1, 2009)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 17, 2009)

Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

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Comment letter: CMS's interim final rule entitled Medicare Program; Changes to the competitive acquisition of certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) by certain provisions of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (March 17, 2009)

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Testimony: Reforming the Health Care Delivery System (Energy and Commerce, March 10, 2009)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Comment letter: Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2010 for MA Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies( March 5, 2009)

CommentLetter to CMS

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2009)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2009 report)

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Physician services and ambulatory surgical centers (Chapter 2B, March 2009 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2D, March 2009 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2C, March 2009 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2E, March 2009 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 2F, March 2009 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 2G, March 2009 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program (Chapter 3, March 2009 report)

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A status report on Part D for 2009 (Chapter 4, March 2009 report)

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Public reporting of physicians' financial relationships (Chapter 5, March 2009 report)

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Reforming Medicare's hospice benefit (Chapter 6, March 2009 report)

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Executive summary (March 2009 report)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (February 27, 2009)

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Fact sheet on MedPAC's Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2009)

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Contractor report: Drugs on Specialty Tiers in Part D (February 2009)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from NORC at the University of Chicago and from Georgetown University

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Comment letter to CMS Re: Revising the SNF Prospective Payment System

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Comment Letter: To CMS Dr. Thomas Valuck Re: Physician VBP Program Issues Paper Comments (Dec 19,2008)

Physician VBP Program Issues Paper Comments

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Comment letter: NCQA and CMS's proposed Special Needs Plan Requirements (November 25, 2008)

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Final recommendations approved by Commission on November 6, 2008; Public reporting of physicians’ financial relationships

Final recommendations

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Reforming the Delivery System (Senate Finance, Sept 16, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2009 Payment Rates; Proposed Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2009 Payment Rates [CMS-1404-P]. (September 2, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS Physician fee schedule 2009 NPRM ( August 28, 2008 )

Comment Letter to CMS

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Contractor report: Engaging Consumers: What Can Be Learned from Public Health Consumer Education Programs? (July 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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Comment letter: CMS's interim final rule entitled Medicare Program; Changes for Long-Term Care Hospitals Required by Certain Provisions of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007; 3-Year Moratorium on the Establishment of New Long-Term Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Satellite Facilities and Increases in Beds in Existing Long-Term Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospital Satellite Facilities; and 3-Year Delay in the Application of Certain Payment Adjustments (July 21, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Revisions to the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (July 14, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2009 (June 25, 2008)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on reforming the delivery system (June 2008)

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Report to the Congress: Reforming the Delivery System (June 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and fiscal year 2009 Rates; Proposed Changes to Disclosure of Physician Ownership in Hospitals and Physician Self-Referral Rules; Proposed Collection of Information Regarding Financial Relationships Between Hospitals and Physicians (June 10, 2008)

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Promoting the use of primary care (Chapter 2, June 2008 report)

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Examining hospital-physician collaborative relationships (Chapter 3, June 2008 report)

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A path to bundled payment around a hospitalization (Chapter 4, June 2008 report)

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Producing comparative-effectiveness information (Chapter 5, June 2008 report)

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Public reporting of physicians' financial relationships (Chapter 6, June 2008 report)

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A revised prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (Chapter 7, June 2008 report)

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Evaluating Medicare's hospice benefit (Chapter 8, June 2008 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2009 (Appendix A, June 2008 report)

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Contractor report: Modeling Alternative Designs for a Revised PPS for Skilled Nursing Facilities (June 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Urban Institute

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Contractor report: Experiences Obtaining Drugs under Part D: Focus Groups with Beneficiaries, Physicians, and Pharmacists (May 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Georgetown University and from NORC at the University of Chicago

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Comment letter: Department of Health and Human Services Report to Congress: Plan to Implement a Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (April 1, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals RY 2009: Proposed Annual Payment Rate Updates, Policy Changes, and Clarifications; Proposed Rule (March 24, 2008)

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Contractor report: Facilitating Access to Medicare Part D Drug Claims Data (March 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Georgetown University and from NORC at the University of Chicago

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed revisions to the Minimum Data Set for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities (March 21, 2008)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 11, 2008)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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News release: MedPAC releases report on Medicare payment policy (February 29, 2008)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2008)

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Contractor report: Trends Between 2000 and 2005 in SNF Rates of Community Discharge and Rehospitalization

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2008 report)

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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2008 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2C, March 2008 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2D, March 2008 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2E, March 2008 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 2F, March 2008 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 2G, March 2008 report)

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Update on the Medicare Advantage program (Chapter 3, March 2008 report)

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Part D enrollment, benefit offerings, and plan payments (Chapter 4, March 2008 report)

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Increasing participation in the Medicare Savings Programs and the low-income drug subsidy (Chapter 5, March 2008 report)

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Contractor report: Creating a Center for Evidence-Based Medicine (February 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the American Institutes for Research

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Testimony: Private Fee-for-Service Plans in Medicare Advantage (January 30, 2008)

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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Comment letter: NCQA and CMS's proposed Special Needs Plan Requirements (January 18, 2008)

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Contractor report: Health Plans' Use of Physician Resource Use and Quality Measures (October 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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Contractor report: Coverage and Pricing of Drugs That Can Be Covered Under Part B and Part D (October 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Georgetown University and from NORC at the University of Chicago

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Medicare basics: Medicare Benefit Design (October 5, 2007)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2008 Payment Rates; Proposed Changes to the ASC Payment System and CY 2008 Payment Rates (September 14, 2007)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare program; Revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule, and other Part B payment policies for CY 2008 (August 30, 2007)

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Testimony: The Medicare Advantage Program and MedPAC Recommendations (Budget, June 28, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Budget

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2008 (June 27, 2007)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System Refinement and Rate Update for Calendar Year 2008 (June 26, 2007)

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News release: MedPAC releases report on promoting greater efficiency in Medicare (June 2007)

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Report to the Congress: Promoting Greater Efficiency in Medicare (June 2007)

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Additional technical information on constructing a compensation index from BLS data (June 2007)

Appendix to Chapter 6 from the June 2007 report (An alternative method to compute the wage index)

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Medicare in the 21st century: Changing beneficiary profile (Chapter 1, June 2007 report)

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Update on the Medicare Advantage program and implementing past recommendations (Chapter 3, June 2007 report)

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Value-based purchasing: Pay for performance in home health care (Chapter 4, June 2007 report)

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Payment policy for inpatient readmissions (Chapter 5, June 2007 report)

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Issues in Medicare coverage of drugs (Chapter 7, June 2007 report)

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Skilled nursing facilities: The need for reform (Chapter 8, June 2007 report)

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Analysis of changes to physicians' practice expense payments (Chapter 9, June 2007 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2008 (Appendix A, June 2007 report)

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Contractor report: Potential Refinements to Medicare's Wage Indexes for Hospitals and Other Sectors (June 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RTI International

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Contractor report: Medicare Part D, Nursing Homes, and Long-Term Care Pharmacies (June 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Harvard Medical School

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Contractor report: The Role of Beneficiary-Centered Assignment for Medicare Part D (June 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from Georgetown University and from NORC at the University of Chicago

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Contractor report: Understanding Temporal Changes in and Factors Associated with SNF Rates of Community Discharge and Rehospitalization (June 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Testimony: Producing Comparative-Effectiveness Information (June 12, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2008 Rates (June 11, 2007)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2008 (June 11, 2007)

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Testimony: Private Fee-For-Service Plans in Medicare Advantage (May 22, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Payments to Selected Fee-For-Service Providers (May 15, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Options to Improve Medicare's Payments to Physicians (May 10, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Improving Medicare Efficiency and Value (April 18, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: The Medicare Advantage Program and MedPAC Recommendations (Finance, April 11, 2007)

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals, RY 2008: Proposed Annual Payment Rate Updates, and Policy Changes; and Proposed Hospital Direct and Indirect Graduate Medical Education Policy Changes (March 22, 2007)

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Testimony: The Medicare Advantage Program and MedPAC Recommendations (March 21, 2007)

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Testimony: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (Ways and Means, March 6, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (Energy and Commerce, March 6, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (Energy and Commerce, March 6, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (Ways and Means, March 6, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Contractor report: The extended hospital medical staff: Multi-specialty group practice for all? (March 1, 2007)

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News release: MedPAC releases reports on Medicare payment policy and the sustainable growth rate (March 1, 2007)

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Report to the Congress: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (March 1, 2007)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 1, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Assessing Alternatives to the Sustainable Growth Rate System (March 1, 2007)

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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Contractor report: Closures of Hospital-Based SNF Units: Insights from Interviews with Administrators, Discharge Planners and Referring Physicians (March 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Urban Institute

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2007)

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Context for Medicare payment policy (Chapter 1, March 2007 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2007 report)

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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2007 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2C, March 2007 report)

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Post-acute care providers: An overview of issues (Chapter 3, March 2007 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 3A, March 2007 report )

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Home health services (Chapter 3B, March 2007 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 3C, March 2007 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 3D, March 2007 report)

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Update on Medicare private plans (Chapter 4, March 2007 report)

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Comment letter: Coverage with evidence development (February 8, 2007)

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Report to the Congress: Impact of Changes in Medicare Payments for Part B Drugs (January 2007)

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Report to the Congress: Rural Payment Provisions in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (December 2006)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Part D data (December 1, 2006)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; Revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2007 and other changes to payment under Part B (October 11, 2006)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Proposed changes to the hospital outpatient PPS and CY 2007 rates; proposed CY 2007 update to the ASC covered procedures list; and proposed changes to the ASC payment system and CY 2008 payment rates (October 10, 2006)

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Contractor report: Further Analyses of Medicare Procedures Provided in Multiple Ambulatory Settings (final report, October 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Contractor report: Further Analyses of Medicare Procedures Provided in Multiple Ambulatory Settings (introduction, October 2006)

Introduction to a study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; Home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2007 (September 22, 2006)

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Contractor report: Small Patient Population and Low Frequency Event Effects on the Stability of SNF Quality Measures (September 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare program; Five-year review of work relative value units under the physician fee schedule and proposed changes to the practice expense methodology (August 18, 2006)

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Report to the Congress: Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals Revisited (August 2006)

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Testimony: Medicare payment to physicians (July 25, 2006)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: MedPAC Recommendations on Imaging Services (July 18, 2006)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Medicare Part B drugs and oncology (July 13, 2006)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Competitive acquisition for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) and other issues (June 28, 2006)

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Contractor report: Review and Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses for Two Medicare-Covered Services (June 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at the New England Medical Center

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Report to the Congress: Increasing the Value of Medicare (June 2006)

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Contractor report: The Medicare Hospice Payment System: A Preliminary Consideration of Potential Refinements (June 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Using episode groupers to assess physician resource use (Chapter 1, June 2006 report)

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Care coordination in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, June 2006 report)

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Medicare's hospice benefit: Recent trends and consideration of payment system refinements (Chapter 3, June 2006 report)

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Keeping physicians' practice expense payment rates up to date (Chapter 4, June 2006 report)

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Adding quality measures in home health (Chapter 5, June 2006 report)

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Toward better value in purchasing outpatient therapy services (Chapter 6, June 2006 report)

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Part D plan offerings (Chapter 7, June 2006 report)

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How beneficiaries learned about the drug benefit and made plan choices (Chapter 8, June 2006 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program: Availability, benefits, and special needs plans (Chapter 9, June 2006 report)

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Medicare's use of clinical and cost-effectiveness information (Chapter 10, June 2006 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2007 (Appendix A, June 2006 report)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2007 Rates (June 12, 2006)

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Medicare Basics: Medicare Advantage benchmarks and payments compared with average Medicare fee-for-service spending (June 9, 2006)

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Comment letter: Quality sections of CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2007 Rates (June 2, 2006)

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Contractor report: Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans Site Visits (June 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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Comment letter: Proposed changes to the inpatient prospective payment system (April 19, 2006)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals, RY 2007 (March 20, 2006)

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Testimony: Long-term care hospitals (March 15, 2006)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2006)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2006)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Contractor report: Access to Chemotherapy Services for Medicare Beneficiaries: Summary of Focus Groups with Beneficiaries (March 2006)

A study conducted by staff from Georgetown University and from NORC at the University of Chicago

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Home health services (Chapter 4B, March 2006 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 4C, March 2006 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 4D, March 2006 report)

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Context for Medicare payment policy (Chapter 1, March 2006 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, March 2006 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2006 report)

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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2006 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2C, March 2006 report)

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Reviewing the work relative values of physician fee schedule services (Chapter 3, March 2006 report)

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Post-acute care providers (Chapter 4, March 2006 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 4A, March 2006 report )

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Report to the Congress: Effects of Medicare Payment Changes on Oncology Services (January 2006)

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Contractor report: Medicare Ambulatory Care Indicators for the Elderly: Refinement of the Access to Care for the Elderly Project Indicators (January, 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by MagnaCare Health Services Improvement, Inc.

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Contractor report: Medicare Ambulatory Care Indicators for the Elderly: Refinement of the Access to Care for the Elderly Project Indicators (January, 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by MagnaCare Health Services Improvement, Inc.

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Medicare basics: Outpatient therapy services (December 28, 2005)

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Comment letter: Medicare Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey (December 13, 2005)

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Report to the Congress: Home Health Agency Case Mix and Financial Performance (December 2005)

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Contractor report: A Study of Hospital Charge Setting Practices (December 2005)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Lewin Group.

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Testimony: Medicare payment to physicians (November 17, 2005)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2006 (September 30, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2006 Payment Rates (September 16, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment Rate Update for Calendar Year 2006 (September 6, 2005)

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Testimony: Pay for performance in Medicare (July 27, 2005)

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2006 (July 13, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2006 (July 8, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system and fiscal year 2006 rates (June 23, 2005)

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Testimony: Medicare post-acute care (June 16, 2005)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Report to the Congress: Issues in a Modernized Medicare Program (June 2005)

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Contractor report: Comparison of Medicare Spending and Outcomes for Beneficiaries with Lower Extremity Joint Replacements (June 2005)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Contractor report: Medicare Payment for Hospital Outpatient Services: A Historical Review of Policy Options (June 2005)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Monitoring the implementation of Part D (Chapter 1, June 2005 report)

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Medicare Advantage payment areas and risk adjustment (Chapter 2, June 2005 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program

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Payment for dialysis (Chapter 4, June 2005 report)

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Payment for post-acute care (Chapter 5, June 2005 report)

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Payment for pharmacy handling costs in hospital outpatient departments (Chapter 6, June 2005 report

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Critical access hospitals (Chapter 7, June 2005 report)

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Using clinical and cost effectiveness in Medicare

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2006 (Chapter 9, June 2005 report)

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Testimony: Physician-owned specialty hospitals (May 24, 2005)

U.S. Senate - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on hospital conditions of participation (May 24, 2005)

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Testimony: Physician-owned specialty hospitals (May 12, 2005)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on the Long Term Care Hospitals (March 29, 2005)

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Testimony: MedPAC Recommendations on Imaging Services (March 17, 2005)

U.S. House of Representatives - Committee on Ways and Means - Subcommittee on Health

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Testimony: Report to the Congress on Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals (March 8, 2005)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress on Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals (March 8, 2005)

U.S. House of Representatives - Subcommittee on Health - Committee on Ways and Means

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2005)

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Report to the Congress: Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals (March 2005)

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Contractor report: Effects of the Implementation of Resource-Based Practice Expense Relative Value Units Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, 1998-2002 (March 2005)

A study conducted by The Urban Institute for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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At a crossroads in Medicare: Assessing payment adequacy and moving toward value-based purchasing (Chapter 1, March 2005 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, March 2005 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2005 report)

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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2005 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2C, March 2005 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2D, March 2005 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2E, March 2005 report)

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Issues in physician payment policy (Chapter 3, March 2005 report)

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Strategies to improve care: Pay for performance and information technology (Chapter 4, March 2005 report)

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Testimony: Medicare payments to physicians (February 10, 2005)

Committee on Ways & Means

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Report to the Congress: Benefit Design and Cost Sharing in Medicare Advantage Plans (December 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Certified Registered Nurse First Assistants (December 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Cardiothoracic Surgeons Practice Expense (December 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Eliminating Physician Referrals to Physical Therapy (December 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Growth in the Volume of Physician Services (December 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Impact of Resource-Based Practice Expense Payments for Physician Services (December 2004)

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Contractor report: Services Provided in Multiple Ambulatory Settings: A Review of the Literature for Selected Procedures (November 2004)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Contractor report: Services Provided in Multiple Ambulatory Settings: A Comparison of Selected Procedures (November 2004)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Contractor report: Services provided in multiple ambulatory settings: A comparison of selected procedures (introduction, November 2004)

Introduction to a study for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (October 7, 2004)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed policy on erythropoietin (October 6, 2004)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Advantage (October 4, 2004)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Part D (October 4, 2004)

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to implement provisions of the MMA that refines the payment method for ESRD services (September 24, 2004)

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Comment letter: Proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2005 Rates (July 9, 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Sources of Financial Data on Medicare Providers (June 2004)

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Report to the Congress: New Approaches in Medicare (June 2004)

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Implementing the Medicare drug benefit: Formulary and plan transition issues (Chapter 1, June 2004 report)

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The Medicare Modernization Act and chronic care improvement (Chapter 2, June 2004 report)

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Dual eligible beneficiaries: An overview (Chapter 3, June 2004 report)

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Purchasing strategies (Chapter 4, June 2004 report)

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Defining long-term care hospitals (Chapter 5, June 2004 report)

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Hospice care in Medicare: Recent trends and a review of the issues (Chapter 6, June 2004 report)

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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2005 (Appendix A, June 2004 report)

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Beneficiaries' financial resources and liability for health care costs (Appendix B, June 2004 report)

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Testimony: Payment for physician services in the Medicare program (May 5, 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Market Variations and Medicare Supplementation: Looking Ahead (April 2004)

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Medicare Basics: M+C payment rates compared with county Medicare per capita fee-for-service spending (revised April 8, 2004)

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Testimony: Improving quality through Medicare payment policy (March 18, 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2004)

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Contractor report: The Effect of the Prospective Payment System on Home Health Quality of Care (March 2004)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.

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Setting a context for Medicare spending (Chapter 1, March 2004 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3C, March 2004 report)

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Home health services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3D, March 2004 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3E, March 2004 report)

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Hospital inpatient and outpatient services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3A, March 2004 report)

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Physician services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3B, March 2004 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 3, March 2004 report)

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Medicare+Choice payment and eligibility policy (Chapter 4, March 2004 report)

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Ambulatory surgical center services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3F, March 2004 report)

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Quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries (Chapter 2, March 2004 report)

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MedPAC's policy goal for productivity (February 9, 2004)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (January 27, 2004)

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Report to the Congress: Impact of the resident caps on the supply of geriatricians (November 13, 2003)

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Testimony: Disease management in traditional Medicare (November 4, 2003)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Medicare Program: Changes to the Criteria for Being Classified as an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (November 3, 2003)

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Report to the Congress: Modernizing the outpatient dialysis payment system (October 23, 2003)

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Comment letter: Study by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) on determinants of increases in Medicare expenditure for physician services (October 15, 2003)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Medicare Program: Payment Reform for Part B Drugs (October 14, 2003)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2004 Payment Rates (October 6, 2003)

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Comment letter: Revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2004 (October 6, 2003)

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Social Health Maintenance Organization (S/HMO): Recommendations for the Future of the Demonstration (August 2003)

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Medicare Basics: Relationships among Medicare inpatient, overall Medicare and total margins for hospitals (August 7, 2003)

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Contractor report: Three Studies on Physician-Administered Drugs (summary, August 2003)

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Contractor report: Medicare and private payers' payment rates to physicians
(summary, August 2003)

Summary of two studies conducted for MedPAC by Direct Research, LLC and by Dyckman & Associates.

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Contractor report: Explaining differences between the two MedPAC-sponsored analyses of private insurers' physician fees (August, 2003)

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Contractor report: Physician-Administered Drugs: Distribution and Payment Issues in the Private Sector (August 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by NORC at the University of Chicago and Georgetown University.

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Contractor report: Health Plan Payment for Physician-Administered Drugs (August 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Dyckman & Associates.

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Contractor report: Drugs in the Development Pipeline: Impact on Part B Medicare Spending
(August 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by NORC at the University of Chicago and Georgetown University.

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Contractor report: Medicare Physician Payment Rates Compared to Rates Paid by the Average Private Insurer, 1999-2001 (August 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Direct Research, LLC.

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Contractor report: Survey of Health Plans Concerning Physician Fees and Payment Methodology (August 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Dyckman & Associates.

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2004 (July 7, 2003)

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; PPS and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities - Update (July 3, 2003)

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Paying for New Medical Technologies: What Options Might Medicare Consider? (June 24, 2003)

A study conducted by Project HOPE for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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Report to the Congress: Variation and Innovation in Medicare (June 2003)

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Using market competition in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 8, June 2003 report)

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Using incentives to improve the quality of care in Medicare (Chapter 7, June 2003 report)

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Medicare payments for outpatient drugs under Part B (Chapter 9, June 2003 report)

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Quality of dialysis care and providers' costs (Chapter 6, June 2003 report)

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Monitoring post-acute care (Chapter 5, June 2003 report)

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Growth and variation in use of physician services (Chapter 4, June 2003 report)

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Accounting for variation in hospital financial performance under prospective payment (Chapter 3, June 2003 report)

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Market variation: implications for beneficiaries and policy reform (Chapter 2, June 2003 report)

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Geographic variation in per beneficiary Medicare expenditures (Chapter 1, June 2003 report)

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Review of CMS's estimate of the payment update for physician services (Appendix A, June 2003 report)

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Agenda for improved data on Medicare and healthcare (Appendix B, June 2003 report)

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Contractor report: Paying for New Medical Technologies: What Options Might Medicare Consider? (June 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs.

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Contractor report: Paying for New Medical Technologies: Lessons for the Medicare Program from Other Large Health Care Purchasers (June 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs.

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed revisions to minimum data set (MDS) 3.0 (May 30, 2003)

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Contractor report: Two Studies by Project HOPE on Paying for New Technologies in Medicare (summary, June 2003)

Summary of two studies conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs.

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals (May 6, 2003)

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Testimony: Medicare cost-sharing and supplemental insurance (May 1, 2003)

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Comment letter: Inpatient PPS proposed rule (May 2003)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare payment policy (March 6, 2003)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2003)

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Contractor report: 2002 Survey of Physicians About the Medicare Program (March 2003)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs.

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Contractor report: 2002 Survey of Physicians About the Medicare Program (summary, March 2003)

Summary of a study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs.

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Context for Medicare spending (Chapter 1, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2C, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for home health services (Chapter 2D, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2E, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for ambulatory surgical center services (Chapter 2F, March 2003 report)

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Access to care in the Medicare program (Chapter 3, March 2003 report)

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Payment for new technologies in Medicare's prospective payment system (Chapter 4, March 2003 report)

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Health insurance choices for Medicare beneficiaries (Chapter 5, March 2003 report)

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How Medicare pays for services: an overview (Appendix A, March 2003 report)

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Inpatient payments for rural hospitals (Appendix C, March 2003 report)

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An introduction to how Medicare makes coverage decisions (Appendix B, March 2003 report)

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Psychiatric hospital prospective payment system (January 2003)

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Comment letter: Skilled nursing facility coverage in Medicare+Choice plans (December 19, 2002)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2003 Payment Rates: and Changes to Payment Suspension for Unfiled Cost Reports (October 4, 2002)

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Testimony: Adjusting Medicare payments for local market input prices (July 23, 2002)

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Medicare Payment to Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants (June 2002)

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Medicare Coverage of Nonphysician Practitioners (June 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Assessing Medicare Benefits (June 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Beneficiaries' Access to Hospice
(May 2002)

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Comment letter: Prospective payment system for long-term care hospitals (May 21, 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2002)

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Testimony: MedPAC recommendations on physician payment policy (February 28, 2002)

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Chapter 1: How Medicare pays for services: an overview

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Chapter 2A: Accounting for changes in input prices

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Chapter 2B: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

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Chapter 2C: Physician services

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Chapter 2D: Skilled nursing facility services

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Chapter 2E: Home health services

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Chapter 2F: Outpatient dialysis services

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Chapter 3: Paying for new technology in the outpatient prospective payment system

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Chapter 4: What next for Medicare+Choice?

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Appendix A: The construct of Medicare price indexes

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Appendix B: A data book on hospital financial performance

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in traditional Medicare

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Report to the Congress: Applying Quality Improvement Standards in Medicare (January 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare in Rural America (June 2001)

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Medicare and rural health care: overview and challenges for policymakers (Chapter 1, June 2001 report)

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Rural beneficiaries' access to care (Chapter 2, June 2001 report)

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Quality of care in rural areas (Chapter 3, June 2001 report)

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Improving payment for inpatient hospital care in rural areas (Chapter 4, June 2001 report)

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Assessing payment for outpatient hospital care in rural areas (Chapter 5, June 2001 report)

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Prospective payment for home health care in rural areas (Chapter 6, June 2001 report)

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Bringing Medicare + Choice to rural America (Chapter 7, June 2001 report)

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Reviewing the estimated payment update for physician services (Chapter 8, June 2001 report)

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Clinically based indicators of access to care for Medicare beneficiaries (Appendix A, June 2001 report)

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Summary of Medicare's special payment provisions for rural providers and criteria for qualification (Appendix B, June 2001 report)

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Financial performance of rural hospitals and the value of special payment policies (Appendix C, June 2001 report)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare in Rural America
(June 12, 2001)

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Testimony: Improving the Medicare+Choice program: recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (April 3, 2001)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2001)

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Testimony: Accounting for new technology in hospital prospective payment systems (March 1, 2001)

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Chapter 2: Updating payments for physician services and for care provided in hospital outpatient departments

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Chapter 7: Reconciling Medicare + Choice and fee-for-service spending

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Chapter 8: End-stage renal disease payment policies in traditional Medicare

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Testimony: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997: A current look at its impact on patients and providers (July 19, 2000)

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Report to the Congress: Selected Medicare Issues (June 2000)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2000)

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Report to the Congress: Selected Medicare Issues (June 1999)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 1999)

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