The Committee on Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment will convene on September 22-23, 2011 to discuss the impact of their previous recommendations on access to care, quality of care, and workforce issues. There will be an open session on Thursday, September 22 from 2-5PM that is open to the public.

Public Session Agenda

Open Session
Thursday, September 22, 2011

2:00 - 2:55 Panel One: Workforce Recruitment and Retention

This panel will focus on finding and retaining primary care providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) and specialists who treat Medicare beneficiaries, including factors that make it easier and more difficult to match and keep providers in communities

- Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Recruiting

Jennifer Grebenschikoff, President, The Physician Executive Leadership Center, Tampa, Florida

- Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Recruiting

Cindy Bagwell, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania

- Collaborative Approaches to Recruitment and Retention of Health Professionals

Anne Rosewarne, President, Michigan Health Council, Okemos, Michigan


3:00 - 3:55 Panel Two: Impact of Delivery System Integration on the Provider Marketplace

Panelists will describe the potential impact of current market trends on providers that serve Medicare beneficiaries, with a focus on changes in payment and organizational structures.

- Financial Performance and Access to Care

Mark Miller, Executive Director, MedPAC, Washington, DC

- Realities of the Health Care Marketplace

Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Premier Inc. , Washington, DC


4:00 - 4:55 Panel Three: Innovations in Expanding Primary Care Capacity

- Promising Practices in Expanding Scope of Practice

Rachel Morgan, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC

- Moving Away from Visit-Based Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Programs, Partners Home Care, Boston, Massachusetts

- Innovations in Expanding Capacity and Access

James Dickson, CEO, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Bisbee, Arizona