Appendix C

List of Contributors and Participants

The following individuals and organizations provided testimony and/or attended public meetings of the IOM Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment:

National Organizations and Associations Location Contact Person
American Academy of Family Physicians1 Washington, DC Jerome Connolly, PT, CAE Senior Government Relations Representative
 
American Academy of Family1 Physicians Waco, TX Roland Goertz, M.D. President
 
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners1 Washington, DC Jan Towers, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.P., F.A.A.N. Health Policy Director
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants1 Alexandria, VA James Potter, M.P.P. Senior VP of Advocacy and Government Relations
 
American Hospital Association2 Washington, DC Joanna Kim Senior Associate Director, Policy
 
American Medical Association1 Chicago, IL Sherry Smith, M.S., CPA Director of Physician Payment Policy & Systems
 
Association of American Medical Colleges2 Washington, DC Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Advocacy Officer
 


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Appendix C List of Contributors and Participants The following individuals and organizations provided testimony and/or attended public meet- ings of the IOM Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment: National Organizations and Associations Location Contact Person American Academy of Family Washington, DC Jerome Connolly, PT, CAE Physicians1 Senior Government Relations Representative American Academy of Family1 Waco, TX Roland Goertz, M.D. Physicians President American Academy of Nurse Washington, DC Jan Towers, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.P., F.A.A.N. Practitioners1 Health Policy Director American Academy of Alexandria, VA James Potter, M.P.P. Physician Assistants1 Senior VP of Advocacy and Government Relations American Hospital Washington, DC Joanna Kim Association2 Senior Associate Director, Policy American Medical Chicago, IL Sherry Smith, M.S., CPA Association1 Director of Physician Payment Policy & Systems Association of American Washington, DC Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Colleges2 Chief Advocacy Officer continued 167

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168 GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT IN MEDICARE PAYMENT National Organizations and Associations Location Contact Person Baker Healthcare Consulting, Indianapolis, IN Dale Baker Inc.1,2 President California Hospital Sacramento, CA Anne O’Rourke Association2 Senior Vice President of Federal Relations California Medical Sacramento, CA Edward Bentley, M.D. Association1 Corey, Luzaich, Pliska, de Millbrae, CA Dario de Ghetaldi, Esq. Ghetaldi & Nastari, LLP1 Federation of American Washington, DC Steve Speil, Esq., M.P.H. Hospitals2 Senior Vice President, Health and Finance Policy Greater New York Hospital New York, NY Karen Heller, M.B.A. Association1 Executive Vice President, Health Economics & Finance Hospital & Ambulatory Policy Baltimore, MD Marc Hartstein Center, Centers for Medicaid Deputy Director and Medicare Services1 Independent Consultant1,2 Maryland James Bentley, Ph.D. Former Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association Iowa Medical Society1,2 West Des Moines, IA Michael Kitchell, M.D. Jackson Health System2 Maimi, FL Eneida Roldan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. President and CEO Maine Hospital Association2 Augusta, ME David Winslow, M.B.A. Vice President, Finance Marshfield Clinic1,2 Marshfield, WI Douglas Reding, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.P.H. Vice President Massachusetts Medical Waltham, MA Alice Tolbert Coombs, M.D. Society1,2 President Medicare Payment Advisory Washington, DC Mark Miller, Ph.D. Commission1 Executive Director National Association of Urban Sterling, VA Ellen Kugler, Esq. Hospitals2

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169 APPENDIX C National Organizations and Associations Location Contact Person National Hispanic Medical Washington, DC Elena Rios, M.D. Association1 President National Medical Silver Spring, MD Byron Sogie-Thomas, M.S. Association1,2 Director, Office of Health Policy & Government Relations North Country Health Bemidji, MN Craig Boyer Services1 Vice President, Finance Northern Indiana Region, Michigan City, IN Scott Mundell Franciscan Alliance1 Palo Alto Medical Santa Cruz, CA Larry de Ghetaldi, M.D. Foundation1 President Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Edward Bentley, M.D. Gastroenterology Consultants1 Tallassee Community Tallassee, AL Jennifer Rhinehart Hospital1,2 President and CEO United States Congress, Congressional The Honorable Bruce Braley House of Representatives1 District 1, IA United States Congress, Congressional The Honorable Allyson Schwartz House of Representatives1,2 District 13, PA United States Congress, Butler County, IA The Honorable Chuck Grassley Senate2 University of Chicago1 Chicago, IL Dan Black, Ph.D. Wisconsin Medical Society2 Milwaukee, WI Tim Bartholow, M.D. Senior Vice President 1 Provided formal presentations to the committee. 2 Submitted written testimony.

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170 GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT IN MEDICARE PAYMENT The following individuals attended the public committee meetings on September 16–17, 2010, and/or January 2, 2011: Name Affiliation Bartholow, Tim Wisconsin Medical Society Bee Chong, Sharon Strategic Health Care Bentley, Edward California Medical Association Bohnet, Sarah The Minnesota Hospital Association Boyer, Craig North Country Health Services Calcagno, Alexandra Massachusetts Medical Society Cannon, Jim Washington State Hospital Association Connolly, Jerome American Association of Family Physicians Corry, Martin Buchannan Ingersoll and Rooney Curran, Kathy Catholic Health Association of the United States Davanzo, Joan Dobson Davanzo and Associates, LLC DeBrunner, Benjamin DeBrunner and Associates National Association of Urban Hospitals Delestienne, Emilie West Penn Allegheny Health System Dixit, Rachana — Dobson, Al Dobson Davanzo and Associates, LLC Ferguson, Karen American Medical Group Association Fernandez, Danny National Rural Health Association Fisher, Karen Association of American Medical Colleges Fonticiella, Albert Avalere Health, LLC Foster, Griffin Office of Congresswoman Judy Biggert, U.S. House of Representatives Freeman, Jeanine Iowa Medical Society Gillis, Kurt American Medical Association Giovanis, Theodore —

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171 APPENDIX C Name Affiliation Goodman, Michelle Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services Gronniger, Tim Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives Harris, Katie MaineHealth Hartstein, Marc Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services Harvey-McPherson, Lisa EMHS Harwell, Stephen Healthcare Association of New York State Hayes, Kevin Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Keefe, Alyssa California Hospital Association Kim, Joanna American Hospital Association Kitchell, Michael McFarland Clinic Kugler, Ellen National Association of Urban Hospitals Kupferman, Gloria Healthcare Association of New York State Leeson, Kate Holland and Knight Madhani, Sheila American Society for Radiation Oncology Marks, Sandy American Medical Association May, Don American Hospital Association McIlrath, Sharon American Medical Association Miller, Brent Marshfield Clinic Miller, Lisa American Academy of Dermatology Mir, Arielle Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Mosbaek, Craig Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Muiroy, Kyle Washington Strategic Consulting Munevar, Dianne Avalere Health, LLC Nickelson, Dan Cleveland Clinic continued

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172 GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT IN MEDICARE PAYMENT Name Affiliation O’Rourke, Anne California Hospital Association Pahner, Katie Health Policy Source Reep, Kathy Florida Hospital Association Richter, Judith Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services Rigg, John Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services Roth, Jessica McDermott Will & Emery Shively, Christa Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives Speil, Steven Federation of American Hospitals Steinbert, Caroline American Hospital Association Stensland, Jeff Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Stephansky, Joe Michigan Health and Hospital Association Stork, Abigail Iowa Hospital Association Swygert, Tiffany Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services Vaz, Christopher American Hospital Association VonReuden, Cathy SMDC Health System Waldon, Sue Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate Walradt, Jessica Jennifer Bell and Partners Walton, Jessica — Warde Zaccarelli, Aisling Greater New York Hospital Association Weixel, Nathaniel Bureau of National Affairs Young, Joanna Avalere Health, LLC