PEOPLE - US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) makes appointments:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Comptroller General of the US, David Walker, has appointed three new members to the US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), for three years. These are: John Bertko, vice-president and chief actuary for Humana, a health benefits company; Francis Crosson, executive director of the Permanente Federation; and health policy consultant William Scanlon. Two members have been re-appointed - Sheila Burke and Ralph Muller. The 17-member independent federal body was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to advise the US congress on issues affecting the Medicare programme.