The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee met last week in Washington, D.C.

On the MedPAC agenda were the following issues:

  • Part B drug payment policy issues
  • using premium support in Medicare
  • implementing a unified payment system for post-acute care
  • an overview of the medical device industry
  • regional variation in Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D spending and service use
  • measuring low-value care in Medicare
  • payment and plan incentives in Part D
  • the role of Medicare policy in provider consolidation

Find the issue briefs and presentations that supported MedPAC commissioners’ discussion of these issues here and find a transcript of the two days of meetings here.