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

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Quality of care in the Medicare program

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Post-acute care

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Medicare Advantage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Testimony: Medicare Post-Acute Care Reforms (Ways and Means, June 14, 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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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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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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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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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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Status report on Part D (Chapter 15, 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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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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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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Executive summary (June 2012 report)

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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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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 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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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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Appendixes: Physician and other health professional services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 4, 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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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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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 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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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; End-stage renal disease quality incentive (Sep 23, 2010)

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

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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 rule entitled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

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

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

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Accountable care organizations (Chapter 2, 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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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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Comment letter: NCQA and CMS's proposed Special Needs Plan Requirements (November 25, 2008)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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