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MedPAC Addresses Issues at April Meeting

Last week the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission met in Washington, D.C. On its agenda were the following issues on which MedPAC is advising Congress:

  • new medpacthe development of a unified prospective payment system for post-acute care
  • improving Medicare Part D
  • Medicare Part B drug and oncology payment policy issues
  • using encounter data for risk adjustment in Medicare Advantage
  • hospice and Medicare spending
  • measuring low-value care
  • preserving access to emergency care in rural areas
  • CMS’s financial alignment demonstration for dual-eligible beneficiaries

Go here to find the issue briefs and presentations used during the two-day meeting.

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