Advising the Congress on Medicare issues

Public Meeting

November 6-7, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center - Horizon Ballroom - 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The Commission meets publicly in Washington, DC to discuss Medicare issues and policy questions and to develop and approve reports and recommendations to the Congress. At these meetings, staff present research and policy options for the Commissioners to discuss.

Meeting agendas and briefs are usually posted one week before the meeting. Transcripts and presentation slides are available 3 to 5 days after the meeting.

All Commission meetings include several opportunities for public comment. These times are noted on the meeting agenda. We also accept comments on our meeting agendas through email, beginning approximately one week before the meeting and for one week thereafter.  Due to the volume of comments we receive, we cannot acknowledge individual comments.

***Please note that space for audience members is limited, and the meeting room regularly fills to capacity. While we do our best to accommodate interested parties, attendees are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encourage to arrive early to secure a seat.

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  • Beneficiary access to hospital care, and how service volume affects hospital costs

    November 6, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Zach Gaumer, Jeff Stensland
  • Hospital short stay policy issues

    November 6, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Staff Contact: Kim Neuman, Zach Gaumer, Stephanie Cameron, Craig Lisk
  • Public comment

    November 6, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Lunch

    November 6, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Issues in Medicare Advantage

    November 6, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Staff Contact: Carlos Zarabozo
  • Per beneficiary payment for primary care: Continuation of the Commission’s discussion

    November 6, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    Staff Contact: Kevin Hayes, Julie Somers
  • The 340B drug pricing program

    November 6, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Staff Contact: Ariel Winter, Dan Zabinski
  • Public comment

    November 6, 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Site-neutral payments for select conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities

    November 7, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Developing payment policy to promote the use of services based on clinical evidence

    November 7, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Staff Contact: Nancy Ray, Katelyn Smalley
  • Public comment

    November 7, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM


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