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

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Appendixes: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3, 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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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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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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Quality of care in the Medicare program

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Medicare Advantage

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Prescription drugs

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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 basics: Medicare Advantage program payment system (October 2013)

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

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

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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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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; 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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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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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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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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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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Data book: Medicare Part D program (March 2010)

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

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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 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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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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Medicare payment systems and follow-on biologics (Chapter 5, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Testimony: Private Fee-for-Service Plans in Medicare Advantage (January 30, 2008)

U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance

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

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

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

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

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on Medicare Part D data (December 1, 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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Medicare Basics: Medicare Advantage benchmarks and payments compared with average Medicare fee-for-service spending (June 9, 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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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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Medicare Advantage payment areas and risk adjustment (Chapter 2, June 2005 report)

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The Medicare Advantage program

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Report to the Congress: Benefit Design and Cost Sharing in Medicare Advantage Plans (December 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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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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Medicare Basics: M+C payment rates compared with county Medicare per capita fee-for-service spending (revised April 8, 2004)

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

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

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

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

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

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Chapter 4: What next for Medicare+Choice?

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

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

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

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

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