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External Agency Reports


On May 31, 2018, the RAND Corporation convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) meeting to gather input on analyses that could be conducted to further enhance the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings program. The TEP is composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise across a wide range of disciplines including quality measurement, risk adjustment, statistical methods, and delivery of health care to Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MA and Part D contracts. The TEP does not replace existing mechanisms to obtain broad stakeholder input regarding enhancements to the Star Ratings program.

Click here to access resources from the TEP.


National Quality Forum

Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care that Addresses Social Risk for the Dual Eligible Beneficiary Population

Advancing Person-Centered Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries through Performance Measurement, Final Report, August 31, 2015


MedPAC: 2019 Full Report to Congress

MedPAC: 2018 Report to congress

National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine

Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment

Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Identifying Social Risk Factors

RTI International

Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

Report on the Early Implementation of Demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative