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MedPAC Discusses MIPS, Hospital Payment Policy, Medicare Advantage

December 15, 2017

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Dec 7-8 met to discuss a wide variety of Medicare issues, including alternatives to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which Congress established as part of the restructured Medicare payment system for physicians. Commissioners also discussed reports on hospital payments and the Medicare Advantage program.

AAMC Submits Comment Letter to HRSA on CHGME Quality Bonus System

December 15, 2017

he AAMC submitted a Dec.15 comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in response to a request for comment on the proposed establishment of a quality bonus system within the Children’s Hospital GME Program (CHGME). 

Health Organizations Urge Congress to Pass DACA Fix As Soon As Possible

December 15, 2017

The AAMC led 60 health professions organizations in a Dec. 13 letter to congressional leadership urging legislative action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

On Patient Care

Testimony and Correspondence