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  • CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt Testifies on Medicare Doc Fix Implementation
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    Medicare Doc Fix Implementation

    Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare “doc fix” bill that permanently replaced the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine Medicare payments…

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  • Washington Journal Representative Jim McDermott DWA
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    Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

    Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the Medicare “doc fix” bill, which permanently replaces the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to determine Medicare payments for doctors. The…

    311 views
  • Medicare Hospital Coverage
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    Medicare Hospital Coverage

    Witnesses testified on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules regarding in-patient and out-patient payments along with the Medicare audit program. The first panel included CMS…

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  • 2013 Medicare Trustee Report Part 1
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    2013 Medicare Trustee Report

    Two Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees members testified on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report, specifically on the program’s financial status and changes from the Trustees'…

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  • MedPAC Submits March 2013 Report on Medicare
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    Medicare Payments

    Glenn Hackbarth testified on the recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) annual report on Medicare payment policies. Mr. Hackbarth told committee members of…

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  • Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending
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    Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending

    Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic and Republican positions on Medicare spending. Regarding Medicare and Social Security spending, he said that…

    168 views
  • Medicare Advantage Program
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    Medicare Advantage Program

    The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The…

    780 views
  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

    Glenn Hackbarth spoke about a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report on the operation of Medicare programs. The report had several recommendations, including caps on…

    120 views
  • House Democratic Leaders on Health Care Legislation
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    House Democratic Leaders on Health Care Legislation

    The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony from medical and business groups on the importance of health care reform legislation. House members who participated in the hearing…

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  • Medicare Advantage Audit Plan
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    Medicare Advantage Audit Plan

    Federal officials testified about the Medicare Advantage Program Report, focusing on statutorily required audits of Advantage Plan bids. They reviewed their first oversight in six years on…

    257 views
  • Social Security and Medicare Funding
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    Social Security and Medicare Funding

    The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee met in a joint meeting and heard testimony from Secretary O’Neill about the solvency of the Medicare and Social Security…

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  • Medicare and Prescription Drugs Part 1
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    Medicare and Prescription Drugs Part 1

    Committee members examined different proposals to strengthen Medicare and help seniors gain more affordable access to prescription drugs. Mr. Walker cautioned against the long term fiscal…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Issues
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    Social Security and Medicare Issues

    Democratic senators talked about the Democratic budget proposal for Social Security and Medicare and other issues. Senator Daschle criticized the Republican budget proposal because he said…

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  • Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting
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    Medicare Commission Organizational Meeting

    Commission members discussed the commission agenda and timetable and made opening statements about what the commission hopes to accomplish. They outlined what types of changes they would examine,…

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  • Medicare Markup Part 1
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    Medicare Markup Part 1

    In this second day of markup hearings, committee members continued to debate final language on the Medicare reform proposal which is designed to save $270 billion over the next seven years…

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  • Health Care Cost Containment Day 3
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    Health Care Cost Containment: Day 3

    The committee heard testimony on the high costs of health care and health insurance on Americans and American businesses. Witnesses on the third day of the committee’s hearings on health…

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  • Health Care Cost Containment Day 2 Part 2
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    Health Care Cost Containment: Day 2, Part 2

    The committee continued to hear testimony on the effects of rising health care costs on several industries and testimony on several universal health care proposals.

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  • Health Care Cost Containment Day 2 Part 1
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    Health Care Cost Containment: Day 2, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony on the high costs of health care to American businesses and individuals. Witnesses testified on the effects of the high costs, and on reform measures including H.R.…

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  • Health Care Cost Containment Day 1
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    Health Care Cost Containment: Day 1

    The Ways and Means committee heard testimony from several members of Congress on health care reform proposals designed to provide basic health care to all Americans and stabilize the costs of…

    65 views
  • Medicare Coverage of Psychological Services
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    Medicare Coverage of Psychological Services

    The subcommittee held a hearing on issues related to coverage of psychologists' services under the Medicare Program, including H.R. 774, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with…

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