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Briefing Date:09/27/2011
Topic:Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment: Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
215 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
835 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
2322 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.

on

Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment:
Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition

This second edition of the Institute of Medicine’s report, Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment, Phase I: Improving Accuracy, expands on recommendations for improving how the Medicare program calculates geographic practice cost indexes made in the earlier report. The second edition makes four additional recommendations, which are detailed in Chapter 5, on methods to set the work adjustment, calculate labor expenses in the practice expense, and use cost share weights. All the recommendations contained in the first edition, released on June 1, 2011, remain unchanged.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 28, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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