Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MedPAC Winter Meeting Summary

Mike Cheek and Dana Halvorson 
On January 15 – 16, 2015, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held its Winter meeting. The Commission meets publicly in Washington, D.C. 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. During its Winter meeting, the Commission addressed the following areas of interest to AHCA/NCAL membership:

· Site Neutral Policy

· Medicare Payment Adequacy

· Medicare Advantage and Accountable Care Organizations

· Hospital Short-Stay Policy

To view the full MedPAC agenda and all materials, please click here. The AHCA/NCAL MedPAC summary of the meeting is here with member only access. For more information on the MedPAC discussions, please contact Elise Smith at, Narda Ipakchi at, or Mike Cheek at

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