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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Enhancing Medicare’s technical assistance to and oversight of providers (2)

Enhancing Medicare’s technical assistance to and oversight of providers (2)

June 15, 2011

The Congress should authorize the Secretary to define criteria to qualify technical assistance agents so that a
variety of entities can compete to assist providers and to provide community-level quality improvement. The Congress should remove requirements that the agents be physician sponsored, serve a specific state, and have regulatory responsibilities.

Topics: Physicians and other health professionals.