Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

GAO is now accepting letters of nomination and resumes for MedPAC appointments that will be effective May 1, 2016. Nominations should be submitted by March 9, 2016 and sent to the email address or mailing address listed below. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week of submission, contact Mary Giffin at (202) 512-3710.


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The Comptroller General of the United States is responsible for appointing individuals to serve as members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). MedPAC is an agency of Congress whose mandate is to analyze access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare and to advise Congress on payments to health plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program and providers in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service program. MedPAC was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 1997 (42 U.S.C. 1395b-6 (2008)).

The commission’s 17 members serve 3-year terms (from May 1 to April 30), with the terms subject to renewal. The law requires that the commission comprise a mix of individuals with expertise in the financing and delivery of health care services and have a broad geographic representation. Commissioners include physicians and other health professionals, employers, third-party payers, researchers with a variety of health-related expertise, and representatives of consumers and the elderly.

For more information, please visit the MedPAC Web site, or contact Mary Giffin of GAO’s Health Care team at (202) 512-3710 or Chuck Young in GAO’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 512-4800.

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