MedPAC Discusses Innovation and Quality at October 2019 Public Meeting

October 01, 2019


The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is discussing several innovation and quality topics at their next public meeting scheduled for October 3 to 4, 2019. Topics include:

  • Restructuring Medicare Part D
  • Population-based outcome measures: Avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department visits
  • Aligning benefits and cost-sharing under a unified payment system for post-acute care

Meeting agenda and briefs are available here.

MedPAC is an independent congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) to advise the US Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. More information on MedPAC is available on their website.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or

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