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Medicare Monday: Catch up on MedPAC and its Part B recommendations

Nicole Longo   |     May 29, 2017   |   SHARE THIS

A long weekend is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list. For policy wonks, you can get up to speed with our Memorial Day reading list on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), how it informs Medicare policy and its recent Part B recommendations, which are expected to be included in their report to Congress this June.

  • There’s an agency called MedPAC? Here’s a primer on the Commission and its role in Medicare payments, access and quality of care.
  • Why access to biologics could be at risk. Read more about how coding and reimbursement changes, like those proposed by MedPAC, could have harmful consequences for patients.
  • Putting the data into context. Put Part B spending on medicines into perspective and learn the facts.

Want to learn more? Make sure you’ve caught up on our weekly Medicare Monday posts.

Nicole Longo

Nicole Longo Nicole is senior director of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on Medicare, 340B, importation and more. She previously worked for a D.C.-based public affairs firm where she assisted a wide range of clients with communications efforts on everything from trade policy to agriculture policy to health care policy. Outside the office, Nicole can be found trying new restaurants (usually Italian), taking an occasional barre class and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Topics: Medicare, Medicare Monday, Part B

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