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  • MedPAC presents new marginal cost analysis

    by MedPAC Staff | Dec 21, 2015
    This year, in addition to its traditional margin calculation, the Commission is considering a new aspect of the relationship between Medicare payments and providers’ costs: Medicare payments relative to providers’ marginal costs, i.e. marginal profit.
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  • Upcoming: MedPAC's Annual Payment Updates

    by MedPAC Staff | Dec 02, 2014
    At our November meeting, we had a session on beneficiary access to hospital services, which was the first part of MedPAC's yearly work on payment updates. Here’s an explainer on why we do this work and what it entails...
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  • Payment Basics: A Traveler's Guide to Medicare's Payment Systems

    by MedPAC Staff | Oct 17, 2014
    Medicare has more than 20 distinct systems for paying health care providers who serve Medicare beneficiaries. Even we’d admit that it’s a lot to keep up with. MedPAC's Payment Basics series can help.
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  • MedPAC Meetings: A Primer

    by MedPAC Staff | Sep 05, 2014
    Next week, MedPAC kicks off its 2014-2015 year of public meetings. The agenda will be posted later today, but if you are new to the Commission, or a casual follower, you might wonder how the process works. Here’s a quick primer on MedPAC meetings.
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  • Welcome to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission blog!

    by MedPAC Staff | Aug 29, 2014
    The MedPAC blog will be a mechanism for sharing information about MedPAC’s work and activities in a quicker, less formal, and more wired format than our traditional reports to Congress. The blog – written by MedPAC staff – is intended to be a resource for Congressional staff and other consumers of our work and will complement our public meetings and formal publications.
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  • MedPAC is reforming its delivery system!

    by MedPAC Staff | Aug 29, 2014
    With the start of a new season of Commission meetings upon us, MedPAC is proud to unveil a whole new set of ways to connect with the Commission and its work.
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