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Appendix D Public Session: Workforce, Access, and Innovation Policy Levers for Geographic Adjustment In Medicare Payment September 22, 2011 20 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 M. Roy Wilson, Committee Vice Chair and Moderator 2:002:55Panel 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 Health Care 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 3:003:55Panel Two: Impact of Delivery System Integration on the Provider Marketplace Panelists will describe the potential impact of current market trends on provid- ers that serve Medicare beneficiaries, with a focus on changes in payment and organizational structures. 187
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188 GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT IN MEDICARE PAYMENT Financial Performance and Access to Care Mark Miller, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Washington, DC Realities of the Health Care Marketplace Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Premier Inc., Washington, DC 4:004:55Panel Three: Innovations in Expanding Primary Care Capacity and Access This panel will describe innovative approaches to expanding workforce capacity and health care access and will include an overview of state scope of practice legislation, a description of a home care program in a large health system in Boston, and telemedicine in a rural hospital in Arizona. 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 Note: In addition to approximately 35 in-person participants, more than 600 individuals participated via webinar.