Two health system executives and a health policy professor have been appointed to the influential Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or MedPAC, and two more members saw their appointments re-upped by the Government Accountability Office.
Peter Butler, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Michael Chernew, a healthcare policy professor at Harvard Medical School and George Miller Jr., president and chief executive officer of Community Mercy Health partners and an executive at Catholic Health Partners in Springfield, Ohio.
The three individuals chosen bring a range of important experiences, qualifications and insights to the commission, Gene Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the U.S. and the head of the GAO, said in a written statement.
Additionally, Jennie Chin Hansen, a board member of AARP, and Nancy Kane, a professor of management at the Harvard School of Public Health, were reappointed to the commission until 2011.
MedPAC is an independent government body that advises Congress on a range of care, cost and quality issues, including hospital and physician payment. -- by Matthew DoBias
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