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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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Dual-eligible beneficiaries

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Quality of care in the Medicare program

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Ambulatory care

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Prescription drugs

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Other services

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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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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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Per beneficiary payment for primary care (Chapter 5, 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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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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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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Testimony: Temporary Payment Policies in Medicare (Energy and Commerce, January 9, 2014)

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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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Contractor report: Does It Cost More to Train Residents or to Replace Them? (September 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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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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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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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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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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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: Physician and other health professionals 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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Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (Update, April 10, 2013)

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

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

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 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; 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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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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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2012)

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

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

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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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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; 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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 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)

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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Graduate medical education financing: Focusing on educational priorities (Chapter 4, 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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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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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2010)

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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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Comment Letter: CMS proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; End-stage renal disease prospective payment system (Dec 16, 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 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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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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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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Report to the Congress: Improving Incentives in the Medicare Program (June 2009)

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

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

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

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

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Executive summary (March 2009 report)

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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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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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Public reporting of physicians' financial relationships (Chapter 6, 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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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2008)

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

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

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

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

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

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Toward better value in purchasing outpatient therapy services (Chapter 6, 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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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2006)

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

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

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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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Payment for dialysis (Chapter 4, 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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Review of CMS's preliminary estimate of the physician update for 2006 (Chapter 9, June 2005 report)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (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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Physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2005 report)

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Outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2E, 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: 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: 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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Report to the Congress: New Approaches in Medicare (June 2004)

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The Medicare Modernization Act and chronic care improvement (Chapter 2, 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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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2004)

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

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Physician services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3B, 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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Report to the Congress: Impact of the resident caps on the supply of geriatricians (November 13, 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: Revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2004 (October 6, 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: 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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Report to the Congress: Variation and Innovation in Medicare (June 2003)

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

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Growth and variation in use of physician services (Chapter 4, 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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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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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 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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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: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2002)

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Chapter 2C: Physician 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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Report to the Congress: Medicare in Rural America (June 2001)

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

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

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 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 8: End-stage renal disease payment policies in traditional Medicare

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