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CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONIES

“Reforming Medicare’s Physician Payment System”, Committee on Ways and Means, The United States House of Representatives, September 11, 2008.

“Comparative Clinical Effectiveness: Leveraging Innovation to Improve Health Care Quality for All Americans, Committee on Finance, United States Senate, July 17, 2008.

“Future of Military Health Care,” Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 12,2008.

“Challenges and Solutions to Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses,” Committee on Small Businesses, U.S. House of Representatives, March 14, 2007.

“Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate,” Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, U.S. House of Representatives, March 6, 2007.

“The Challenges of Medicare and Medicaid,” Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives, February 17, 2005.

"Helping Those Who Need It Most: Low Income Seniors and the New Medicare Law," Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, July 19, 2004.

"Implementing the Medicare Prescription Drug Program," Committee on Government Affairs, U.S. Senate, April 8, 2004.

"Health Cost Drivers and the Uninsured," Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions, U. S. Senate, January 28, 2004.

Report of the President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery For Our Nation's Veterans, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U. S. House of Representatives, June 3, 2003.

Senate Finance Committee, Iowa Hearing, April 14, 2003.

"Medicare's Long-Term Financial Viability," The Joint Economic Committee of the U. S. Senate and U. S. House of Representatives, April 10, 2003.

"Department of Health and Human Services FY2004 Budget Priorities: Medicare and Medicaid," Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives, February 26, 2003.

Testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Health Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Armed Services, Military Personnel Subcommittee on the Presidential Task Force, March 7, 2002.

"Department of Health and Human Services FY2003 Budget Priorities and Medicare Reform," Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives, February 28, 2002.

"Reforming and Restructuring the Health Care Financing Administration," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, U. S. House of Representatives, May 10, 2001.


"Regulatory Relief, HCFA Restructuring, and Medicare Reform," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 15, 2001.

"Department of Health and Human Services FY2002 Budget Priorities," Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives, March 7, 2001.

"Prescription Drugs and Medicare Reform," Committee on the Budget, U. S. Senate, February 15, 2001.

"HCFA Governance and Medicare Reform," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, May 4, 2000.

"The Need and Direction for Medicare Reform," Special Committee on Aging, U. S. Senate, February 8, 2000.

"Refinements to the Medicare Provisions in the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, October 1, 1999.

"Medicare Reform and Prescription Drug Coverage," Committee on Commerce, U. S. House of Representatives, September 28, 1999.

"Medicare: The Need and Direction for Reform," Committee on Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives, September 22, 1999.

"Problems Facing Rural Hospitals and Medicare's Payment Policies," Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies, U. S. Senate, July 14, 1999.

"The Impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on Medicare's Fee-for-Service Sector," Committee on Finance, United States Senate, June 10, 1999.

"Medicare: The Need and Direction for Reform," Committee on Finance, United States Senate, May 27, 1999.

"Medicare Payment Policy: March 1999 Recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission," Committee on Finance, United States Senate, March 17, 1999.

"Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's Second Annual Report to the Congress on Medicare Payment Policy," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, United States House of Representatives, March 2, 1999.

"Risk Adjustment and the Medicare+Choice Program," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, United States House of Representatives, February 25, 1999.

"Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's Policies for Medicare's Home Health Benefit," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, August 6, 1998.

"Year 2000 Problem," Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, U. S. House of Representatives, April 21, 1998.

"Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's First Report to the Congress," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 3, 1998.

"Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1997," Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care, November 5, 1997.

"The Roles of the Public and Private Sector in Promoting Quality," Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, October 21, 1997.

"The Physician Payment Review Commission's Views on Provider-Sponsored Organizations," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, April 24, 1997.

"The Physician Payment Review Commission's Recommendations and Analyses of the PPRC's 1997 Annual Report to the Congress," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 20, 1997.

"The Physician Payment Review Commission's Views on Medicare Payment to Teaching Hospitals and Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital payments," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 11, 1997.

"The Continuing Need for Medicaid Reform," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, March 11, 1997.

"Reviving Baby Boomers: Meeting the Challenges," Committee on Aging, U. S. Senate, March 6, 1997.

"Health Care Quality and Consumer Protection," Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate, March 6, 1997.

"View of the Physician Payment Review Commission of the Administration's Proposed Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1998 for Medicare," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, February 27, 1997.

"The Physician Payment Review Commission's Views and Recommendations on Medicare HMO Payments," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, February 25, 1997.

"Financing Medicare: Short and Long Term Implications," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health Care, U. S. Senate, February 12, 1997.

"Budget Implications of Medicare Policy," Committee on Budget, U. S. Senate, January 23, 1997.

"Future Directions in the Medicare Program," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, April 30, 1996.

Testimony before The Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, March 13, 1996.

"The Governors' Proposal to Restructure Medicaid," Committee on Commerce, U. S. House of Representatives, March 6, 1996.

"Saving Medicare," Committee on Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives, September 22, 1995.

"Medicare Payment Policies," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, July 19, 1995.

"Medicare Program Future," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, July 12, 1995.

"Growth and Change in Medicaid," Finance Committee, U. S. Senate, June 29, 1995.

"The Administrative Structure of the Medicaid Program," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, June 22, 1995.

"Recent Growth in the Medicaid Program," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1995.

"Explore Increasing and Improving Options for Medicare Beneficiaries," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 24, 1995.

"Medicare, Medicaid and the Federal Budget," Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, March 28, 1995.

"Potential Savings and Reforming Medicare," Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations, U. S. House of Representatives, March 22, 1995.

"Medicare: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Reforms," Finance Committee, U. S. Senate, February 28, 1995.
"The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Seniors," Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, March 14, 1992.

"The President's Comprehensive Health Reform Program," Committee on Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives, March 5, 1992.

"Broad Based Provider Taxes and Disproportionate Share Hospital Limits in the Medicaid Program," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, November 25, 1991.

"Durable Medical Equipment Fraud and Abuse," Committee on the Budget, U. S. Senate, November 21, 1991.

"Medicaid Donations and Taxes," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, November 19, 1991.

"Medicaid Provider Donations and Taxes," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, November 15, 1991.

"Health Maintenance Organization Oversight," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, November 15, 1991.

"Medicaid Donations and Taxes," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, October 16, 1991.

"Health Care System Reforms," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, July 29, 1991.

"Medicaid, Medicare Issues," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured, U. S. Senate, July 26, 1991.

"Durable Medical Equipment," Committee on the Budget, U. S. Senate, July 25, 1991.

"Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs)," Committee on Aging, U. S. Senate, July 24, 1991.

"Physician Payment Reform," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, July 19, 1991.

"Medicaid Oversight," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, July 18, 1991.

"Physician Payment Reform," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, July 11, 1991.


"Hospital Capital Payments," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, July 11, 1991.

"Physician Fee Schedule," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, June 25, 1991.

"Medicaid Oversight," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, U. S. House of Representatives, June 20, 1991.

"Physician Fee Schedule," Committee on Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives, June 13, 1991.

"Hospital Capital Payments," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 30, 1991.

"Physician Volume and Update," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 21, 1991.

"Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, U. S. House of Representatives, May 2, 1991.

"Medical Effectiveness," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, April 30, 1991.

"FY 1992 Health Care Financing Administration Appropriations," Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, U. S. House of Representatives, April 23, 1991.

"Extending Medicare Coverage to Near-Elderly," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 19, 1991.

"GAO Report on PRO Review of HMOs," Committee on Aging, U. S. Senate, March 13, 1991.

"FY 1992 Health Care Financing Administration Appropriations," Committee on Appropriations, U. S. Senate, March 7, 1991.

"Skilled Nursing Facilities/Home Health Agencies Catastrophic Benefits," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 4, 1991.

"Hospitals/ProPAC Report," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, February 27, 1991.

"Quality/Institute of Medicine Study," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, February 22, 1991.

"The Ability of States to Fund Medicaid," Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations, U. S. House of Representatives, December 7, 1990.

"Medicaid Drug Reimbursement Program," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured, U. S. Senate, September 17, 1990.

"Medigap Insurance," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, September 14, 1990.

"Medicaid Budget Initiatives," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, September 10, 1990.

"Medicaid Proposals," Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, September 10, 1990.

"Peer Review Organizations," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, September 10, 1990.

"Medicare and Medicaid Review," Committee on Aging, U. S. House of Representatives, July 30, 1990.

"Living Wills (S. 1766)," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, July 20, 1990.

"Medical Care Costs (Medicare Secondary Payer)," Committee on Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, U. S. Senate, July 12, 1990.

"Hospital Accreditation," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, June 21, 1990.

"Medicare Volume Performance Standards," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Medicare and Long-Term Care, U. S. Senate, May 18, 1990.

"Medicare Prospective Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Outpatient Departments, and Prospective Payment System-Exempt Hospitals," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 10, 1990.

"Medicare HMO Issues," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 8, 1990.

"Health Maintenance Organizations and Medicare," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, May 7, 1990.

"Health Care: Access and Cost Containment," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health for Families and the Uninsured, U. S. Senate, April 18, 1990.

"Medicare Physician Payments," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 29, 1990.

"Health Care Financing Administration FY 1993 Budget," Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, U. S. House of Representatives, March 22, 1990.

"Implementation of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988," Committee on Labor and Human Resources and Subcommittee of Oversight of Government Management, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U. S. Senate, March 9, 1990.

"Prospective Payment System," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, February 28, 1990.

"Health Care Financing Administration FY 1991 Budget," Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education," U. S. Senate, February 7, 1990.

"Nomination of Health Care Financing Administration Administrator," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, January 25, 1990.

"Hearings on Health Insurance Coverage," Committee on Small Business, U. S. House of Representatives, June 16, 1987.

"The Minimum Health Benefits for All Working Act of 1987," Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U. S. Senate, May 15, 1987.

"Medicare Catastrophic Coverage," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, March 4, 1987.

"Hearing on Long-Term Care," Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. Senate, February 24, 1987.

"Access to Health Care Act of 1986," Committee on Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, U. S. Senate, June 26, 1986.

"Health Care Improved Access Act of 1986," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, U. S. House of Representatives, June 9, 1986.

"Distribution and Economics of Employer Provided Fringe Benefits," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittees on Social Security and Select Revenue Measures, U. S. House of Representatives, September 18, 1984.

"Medicare and the Elderly Poor," Committee on Finance, U. S. Senate, May 16, 1983.

"Demographic Considerations for Policy Makers," a briefing for the Democratic Caucus, U. S. House of Representatives, April 27, 1983.

"The Future of Medicare," Senate Special Committee on Aging, April 13, 1983.

"Proposed Budget Cuts Affecting the Medicare Program," Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, June 15, 1982.

Note: I am unable to locate titles and dates of any Congressional Testimonies for the years 1993-1994. I was a Presidential Appointee during the years 1990-1992 and was testifying in an official capacity during that period.

Updated May 2007

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