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September 22, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 22, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:13 pm

Vulnerabilities Remain in Medicare Hospital Outlier Payments,” (A-07-14-02800, September 2017, .pdf format, 31p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region7/71402800.asp

 

September 21, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 21, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Medicare Inappropriately Paid Acute-Care Hospitals for Outpatient Services They Provided to Beneficiaries Who Were Inpatients of Other Facilities,” (A-09-16-02026, September 2017, .pdf format, 17p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91602026.asp

September 19, 2017

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article – September 19, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 318, No. 11, September 19, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/318/11

Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the US Medicare Population, 1999-2014,” by Judith H. Lichtman, Michael R. Jones, Erica C. Leifheit, Alice J. Sheffet, George Howard, Brajesh K. Lal, Virginia J. Howard, Yun Wang, Jeptha Curtis, and Thomas G. Brott, (p. 1035-1046).

September 14, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – September 14, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

A transcript of the Sept. 7-8, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/september-2017-public-meeting

Transciprt (.pdf format, 338p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/medpac-transcript-09-07-2017.pdf

September 7, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Reports – September 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

A. “Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2014 Average Sales Prices,” (OEI 03-16-00540, August 2017, .pdf format, 9p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-16-00540.asp

B. “Calculation of Potential Inflation-Indexed Rebates For Medicare Part B Drugs 2017,” (OEI-12-17-00180, August 2017, .pdf format, 26p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-12-17-00180.asp

August 30, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – August 30, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:58 pm

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations Have Shown Potential for Reducing Spending and Improving Quality,” (Report OEI-02-15-00450, August 2017, .pdf format, 39p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-15-00450.asp

August 2, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 2, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:54 pm

Some Counties May Lack an ACA Marketplace Insurer Next Year – But Many More Lack Medicare Advantage Plans Today,” by Gretchen Jacobson and Tricia Neuman (August 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/some-counties-may-lack-an-aca-marketplace-insurer-next-year-but-many-more-lack-medicare-advantage-plans-today/

July 24, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – July 24, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program,” (June 2017, .pdf format, 201p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/data-book/jun17_databookentirereport_sec.pdf

July 21, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 21, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing,” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (July 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-facts-on-medicare-spending-and-financing/

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – July 21, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:49 pm

Implementation of Medical Homes in Federally Qualified Health Centers,” by Justin W. Timbie, Claude M. Setodji, Amii Kress, Tara A. Lavelle, Mark W. Friedberg, Peter J. Mendel, Emily K. Chen, Beverly A. Weidmer, Christine Buttorff, Rosalie Malsberger, Mallika Kommareddi, Afshin Rastegar, Aaron Kofner, Lisa Hiatt, Ammarah Mahmud, Katherine Giuriceo, and Katherine L. Kahn (Vol. 377, No. 3, July 20, 2017, p. 246-256).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1616041#t=abstract

July 20, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – July 20, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Examining Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Medicare Program,” a hearing held July 20, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 10 minutes). Note: The hearing begins at the 10:55 mark and ends at the 3:21:41 mark).

energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/examining-bipartisan-legislation-improve-medicare-program

July 19, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Oversight Subcommittee Hearing Testimony – July 19, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:52 pm

Hearing on Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Medicare Program,” a hearing held July 19, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 5 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 4:29 mark.

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/hearing-efforts-combat-waste-fraud-abuse-medicare-program/

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Articles – July 19, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 318, No. 3, July 18, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/318/3

A. “Association of Changing Hospital Readmission Rates With Mortality Rates After Hospital Discharge,” by Kumar Dharmarajan, Yongfei Wang, Zhenqiu Lin, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Joseph S. Ross, Leora I. Horwitz, Nihar R. Desai, Lisa G. Suter, Elizabeth E. Drye, Susannah M. Bernheim, and Harlan M. Krumholz (p. 270-278).

B. “Associations of Weight Gain From Early to Middle Adulthood With Major Health Outcomes Later in Life,” by Yan Zheng, JoAnn E. Manson, Changzheng Yuan, Matthew H. Liang, Francine Grodstein, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, and Frank B. Hu (p. 255-269).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2643761

July 18, 2017

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Website of Interest – July 18, 2017

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Medicare Enrollment Dashboard,” (July 2017). “The CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics has developed a new interactive Medicare Enrollment Dashboard, which provides current information on the number of Medicare beneficiaries with hospital/medical coverage and prescription drug coverage, available for several geographical areas including national, state/territory, and county.” To access the dashboard go to:

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Dashboard/Medicare-Enrollment/Enrollment%20Dashboard.html

To download the data used for the dashboard go to (zipped Excel format):

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/CMSProgramStatistics/Downloads/Enrollment_Dashboard_Data_File.zip

July 17, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 17, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

Medicare: CMS Should Evaluate Providing Coverage for Disposable Medical Devices That Could Substitute for Durable Medical Equipment,” (GAO-17-600, July 2017, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-600

CAAR – Center for Disease Control Articles – July 17, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:04 pm

A. “Mortality from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Among Different Occupation Groups — United States, 1985–2011,” by John D. Beard, Andrea L. Steege, Jun Ju, John Lu,Sara E. Luckhaupt, and Mary K. Schubauer-Berigan (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 66, No. 27, July 14, 2017, .pdf and HTML format, p. 718-722).

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a2.htm

B. “Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Medicare Beneficiaries Occurring After the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation for Routine Use Of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine for Adults Aged {gt}=65 Years,” by Carla L. Black, Walter W. Williams, Rob Warnock Tamara Pilishvili, David Kim, and Jeffrey A. Kelman (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 66, No. 27, July 14, 2017, .pdf and HTML format, p. 728-733).

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a4.htm

July 14, 2017

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – July 14, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:49 pm

2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (July 2017, .pdf format, 257p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis Report – July 14, 2017

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014,” (Publication No. 13-11784, July 2017, .pdf and Excel format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

July 13, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services Brief – July 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:20 pm

Opioids in Medicare Part D: Concerns about Extreme Use and Questionable Prescribing,” (OEI-02-17-00250, July 2017, .pdf format, 16p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00250.asp

July 11, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 11, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:04 pm

What Are the Implications for Medicare of the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act?” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (July 2017, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-for-medicare-of-the-american-health-care-act-and-the-better-care-reconciliation-act/

July 7, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:57 pm

Hospital Value-Based Purchasing: CMS Should Take Steps to Ensure Lower Quality Hospitals Do Not Qualify for Bonuses,” (GAO-17-551, June 2017, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-551

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:56 pm

Part D Plans Generally Include Drugs Commonly Used by Dual Eligibles: 2017,” (OEI-05-17-00160, July 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-17-00160.asp

June 29, 2017

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstracts – June 29, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:47 pm

A. “Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population,” by Qian Di, Yan Wang, Antonella Zanobetti, Yun Wang, Petros Koutrakis, Christine Choirat, Francesca Dominici, and Joel D. Schwartz (Vol. 376, No. 26, June 30, 2017, p. 2513-2522).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1702747#t=abstract

B. “Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism,” by David J. Stott, Nicolas Rodondi, Patricia M. Kearney, Ian Ford, Rudi G.J. Westendorp, Simon P. Mooijaart, Naveed Sattar, Carole E. Aubert, Drahomir Aujesky, Douglas C. Bauer, Christine Baumgartner, Manuel R. Blum, John P. Browne, Stephen Byrne, Tinh-Hai Collet, Olaf M. Dekkers, Wendy P.J. den Elzen, Robert S. Du Puy, Graham Ellis, Martin Feller, Carmen Floriani, Kirsty Hendry, Caroline Hurley, J. Wouter Jukema, Sharon Kean, Maria Kelly, Danielle Krebs, Peter Langhorne, Gemma McCarthy, Vera McCarthy, Alex McConnachie, Mairi McDade, Martina Messow, Annemarie O’Flynn, David O’Riordan, Rosalinde K.E. Poortvliet, Terence J Quinn, Audrey Russell, Carol Sinnott, Jan W.A. Smit, H. Anette Van Dorland, Kieran A. Walsh, M.Pharm., Elaine K. Walsh, Torquil Watt, Robbie Wilson, and Jacobijn Gussekloo, for the TRUST Study Group (Vol. 376, No. 26, June 30, 2017, p. 2534-2544).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1603825#t=abstract

June 28, 2017

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report – June 28, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:16 pm

An Analysis of Hospital Prices for Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans,” by Jared Lane Maeda (June 2017, .pdf format, 17p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/52819

June 15, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – June 15, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:58 pm

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System,” (June 2017, .pdf format, 331p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/jun17_reporttocongress_sec.pdf

June 14, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – June 14, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:33 pm

2016 Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects,” (OEI-02-17-00220, June 2017, .pdf format, 74p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00220.asp

June 7, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – June 7, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 10:53 am

Medicare Advantage Hearing on Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries,” a hearing held June 7, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/medicare-advantage-hearing-promoting-integrated-coordinated-care-medicare-beneficiaries/

May 31, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 31, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:57 pm

Medicare Advantage: CMS Should Use Data on Disenrollment and Beneficiary Health Status to Strengthen Oversight,” (GAO-17-393, April 2017, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-393

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Decision Memorandum – May 31, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:55 pm

Decision Memo for Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) (CAG-00449N),” (May 25, 2017).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287

May 30, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – May 30, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:59 pm

A transcript of the Apr. 6-7, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/april-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 502p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/transcript-04-17-combinedd14010adfa9c665e80adff00009edf9c.pdf

May 24, 2017

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article – May 24, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:14 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 317, No. 20, May 23/30, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/317/20

Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in US Hospitals,” by Laura G. Burke, Austin B. Frakt, Dhruv Khullar, E. John Orav, and Ashish K. Jha (p. 2105-2113).

May 23, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – May 23, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:06 pm

Medicare Could Save Millions by Eliminating the Lump-Sum Purchase Option for All Power Mobility Devices,” (A-05-15-00020, May 2017, .pdf format, 11p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region5/51500020.asp

May 18, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – May 18, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:15 pm

Medicare Hearing Current Status of the Medicare Program, Payment Systems, and Extenders,” a hearing held May 18, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/chairman-tiberi-announces-medicare-hearing-current-status-medicare-program-payment-systems-extenders/

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – May 18, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:15 pm

Medicare Beneficiaries’ High Out-of-Pocket Costs: Cost Burdens by Income and Health Status,” by Cathy Schoen, Karen Davis, and Amber Willink (May 2017, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/may/medicare-out-of-pocket-cost-burdens

May 11, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – May 11, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:21 pm

CMS Validated Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program Data, But Should Use Additional Tools to Identify Gaming,” (OEI-01-15-00320, May 2017, .pdf format, 19p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-15-00320.asp

May 8, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – May 8, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.
Macroeconomic Effects of Medicare,” by Juan Carlos Conesa, Daniela Costa, Parisa Kamali, Timothy J. Kehoe, Vegard M. Nygard, Gajendran Raveendranathan, and Akshar Saxena (w23389, May 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23389

April 27, 2017

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota) Working Paper – April 27, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

Macroeconomic Effects of Medicare,” by Juan Carlos Conesa, Daniela Costa, Parisa Kamali, Timothy J. Kehoe, Vegard Nygard, Gajendran Raveendranathan, and Akshar Saxena (Staff Report 548, April 2017, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.minneapolisfed.org/research/staff-reports/macroeconomic-effects-of-medicare

April 26, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 26, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:14 pm

Income and Assets of Medicare Beneficiaries, 2016-2035,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Shannon Griffin, Tricia Neuman, and Karen Smith (April 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).

kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/income-and-assets-of-medicare-beneficiaries-2016-2035/

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – April 26, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:13 pm

Shared Decisions in Cancer Care: Is Medicare Providing a Model?” by Michael L. Millenson and Robert A. Berenson (April 2017, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/shared-decisions-cancer-care-medicare-providing-model

April 18, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – April 18, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:11 pm

Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs,” (GAO-17-365, April 2017, .pdf format, 72p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-365

April 13, 2017

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reports – April 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:51 pm

A. “Gender Disparities in Health Care in Medicare Advantage,” (April 2017, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Health-Disparities-Gender-Disparities-National-Report.pdf

B. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities by Gender in Medicare Advantage,” (April 2017, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Health-Disparities-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities-by-Gender-National-Report.pdf

April 10, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – April 10, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Medicare Provider Education: Oversight of Efforts to Reduce Improper Billing Needs Improvement,” (GAO-17-290, March 2017, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-290

April 7, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – April 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:41 pm

Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy,” (March 2017, .pdf format, 455p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/mar17_entirereport.pdf?sfvrsn=0

March 16, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Brief – March 16, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:02 pm

Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries Rely on Medicaid for Critical Help,” by Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers, and Brendan Flinn (March 2017, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/low-income-medicare-beneficiaries-rely-on-medicaid-for-critical-help.html

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – March 16, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:50 pm

What Are the Implications for Medicare of the American Health Care Act?” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (March 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-for-medicare-of-the-american-health-care-act/

March 9, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – March 9, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:54 pm

A transcript of the Mar. 2-3, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/march-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf formt, 400p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/march-03-17-transcript.pdf?sfvrsn=0

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – March 9, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Medicare Contractors’ Payments to Providers for Hospital Outpatient Dental Services Generally Did Not Comply With Medicare Requirements,” (A-06-16-05003, March 2017, .pdf format, 12p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region6/61605003.asp

February 27, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – February 27, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:25 pm

A transcript of the Jan. 12-13, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/january-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 489p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/january-2017.pdf

February 23, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – February 23, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:55 pm

Medicaid’s Role for Medicare Beneficiaries,” by MaryBeth Musumeci (February 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/medicaids-role-for-medicare-beneficiaries/

February 13, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 13, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:24 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Did Medicaid Expansion Reduce Medical Divorce?” by David Slusky and Donna Ginther (w23139, February 2017, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23139

B. “The Effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Opioid Utilization in Medicare,” by Thomas C. Buchmueller and Colleen Carey (w23148, February 2017, .pdf format, p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23148

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