Acting U.S. Comptroller Gene Dodaro has appointed four new members and re-appointed two existing members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission for terms that expire on April 30, 2013.
Four new MedPAC commissioners named
Scott Armstrong, president and CEO of Group Health Cooperative in Seattle; Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics in the department of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health; Mary Naylor, professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania's school of nursing; and Cori Uccello, senior health fellow of the American Academy of Actuaries, are the new members to the committee.
Current members Thomas Dean, a family physician in Wessington Springs, S.D., and Herb Kuhn, president and CEO of the Missouri Hospital Association, were reappointed to the commission. All new terms began on May 1.
“Policymakers continue to rely on MedPAC's expert advice, and with the passage of healthcare reform, MedPAC's role will continue to be particularly important,” Dodaro said in an announcement about the appointments. “I am pleased to report that, once again, we had many qualified applicants for MedPAC. The four new individuals selected will bring impressive credentials and valuable experience and insights to the commission.”
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