The members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission held their latest public meeting last week.

The issues addressed during the meeting were:

  • Current legal updates to Medicare’s payment rates for clinician services.
  • Staffing ratios and turnover rates in nursing facilities.
  • An alternative method to establish Medicare payments for selected conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
  • A staff work plan for examining prices of generic drugs under Part D

For an overview of each of these issues and links to the presentations made by MedPAC’s staff during the discussions, go here.