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Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine; Edmunds M, Sloan FA, editors. Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment: Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011 Jun 1.

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Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment: Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition.

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This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

  • ANDREW BAZEMORE, The Robert Graham Center
  • ROBERT BERENSON, The Urban Institute
  • DAVID CUTLER, Harvard University
  • JONATHAN GRUBER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • KAREN HELLER, Greater New York Hospital Association
  • TERRENCE KAY, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • KEITH J. MUELLER, University of Iowa
  • JOSEPH NEWHOUSE, Harvard University
  • DOUGLAS REDING, Marshfield Clinic
  • GEORGE STAMAS, Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • DAVID TORCHIANA, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
  • JAN TOWERS, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • LANCE A. WALLER, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Harold Sox, American College of Physicians, and Charles E. Phelps, Rochester University. Appointed by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Copyright 2012 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK190063


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