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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 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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A Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program (June 2013)

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National health care and Medicare spending

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Prescription drugs

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Other services

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Medicare payment basics: Ambulance 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 hospice policy issues (Chapter 5, June 2013 report)

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

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

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

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Medicare payment basics: Part D payment system (October 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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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 2013)

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

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

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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 Payment Policy (March 2011)

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

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

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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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Data book: Medicare Part D program (March 2010)

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

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

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

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

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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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Executive summary (March 2009 report)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monitoring the implementation of Part D (Chapter 1, 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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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Part D (October 4, 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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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Medicare Program: Payment Reform for Part B Drugs (October 14, 2003)

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Contractor report: Three Studies on Physician-Administered Drugs (summary, 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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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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Medicare payments for outpatient drugs under Part B (Chapter 9, June 2003 report)

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