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MedPAC Updates

To ensure optimal patient care from allergists and immunologists, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology monitors the proceedings of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). This commission, established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, can affect financing and health care services as it advises Congress on issues affecting the administration of the Medicare Program. Learn more about its proceedings, and the potential implications to the practitioner here.    

MedPAC Summary March 2020

MedPAC Summary January 2020

MedPAC Summary December 2019

MedPAC Summary November 2019

MedPAC Summary October 2019

MedPAC Summary September 2019

MedPAC Summary April 2019

MedPAC Summary March 2019

MedPAC Summary December 2018

MedPAC Summary November 2018

MedPAC Summary October 2018

MedPAC Summary September 2018

MedPAC Summary April 2018

MedPAC Summary March 2018

MedPAC Summary January 2018

MedPAC Summary December 2017

MedPAC Summary November 2017

During recent policy discussions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) proposed to eliminate the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and replace it with a new voluntary value program. In response, the AAAAI, with the Cognitive Specialties Coalition (CSC), urged MedPAC to design policies to reflect the needs of complex care patients, reduce administrative burdens and increase access to care. Read more here.

MedPAC Summary October 2017

MedPAC Summary September 2017

MedPAC Summary April 2017

MedPAC Summary January 2017

MedPAC Summary September 2016

MedPAC Summary March 2016

MedPAC Summary January 2016

MedPAC Summary December 2015

MedPAC Summary April 2015: The Commission discussed a host of important topics that may be of interest to AAAAI and its membership, including measuring low-value care, using episode bundles to improve the efficiency of care, and synchronizing Medicare policy across payment models, among others. This was the last meeting of MedPAC until the next cycle begins in September. The next MedPAC report, along with recommendations to the Congress, will be issued in June 2015.  

MedPAC Summary January 2015