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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTechnical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees ReportsAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number21480
Original Establishment Date1/5/1999Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/29/2017Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date3/4/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Chief Economist
Date Of Renewal Charter3/4/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Donald
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameT
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency Memo from HHS/OAS for Plan & Eval 9/28/2017Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Oellerich
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 690-7409
Effective Date Of Authority*1/5/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 690-6562
Committee Type*Ad hocDesignated Federal Officer Email*don.oellerich@hhs.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*By sharing opinions in a public forum, in addition to hearing from other experts on the various methodologies that exist for projecting Medicare expenditures, the panel will produced a written report recommending methodologies to the Medicare Trustees for making such projections.
How is membership balanced?*There are a variety of experts representing the points of view of actuaries and economists. The membership was balanced between private sector interests and academic interests. Additionally, the panel had both male and female members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The meetings occurred monthly .
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Medicare Trustees project Medicare costs and revenue over a 75 year period. The methodology and assumptions continue to evolve in response to the changing health care system. Health experts, including health economists and actuaries,, provide independent, expert input and review of methods and assumptions and provide the Secretary, as a Trustee, with recommendations for improvement.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings were open.
Recommendation RemarksFederal employee costs during this period attributed to providing technical assistance to the panel in completing its deliberations.

The Committee's final report was issued in June 2017.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentTrustees are planning to review and incorporate the recommendations of the committee, as appropriate, to improve the projection assumptions and methodology as well as the presentation of material in the Trustees' annual report to Congress.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe nature of the committee is to help Medicare Trustees make forecasts about future health spending, not to look for savings.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*25Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe recommendations in this year's report were captured in previous fiscal years.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentHistorically recommendations of presentation have only been partially accepted - this is primarily due to the desire of the Trustees to present materials in their reports to Congress in a similar format.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*Helped Medicare Trustees make more accurate forecasts of future health costs, so that resources can be allocated in Medicare and within the federal budget optimally.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$7,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$17,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002237Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2016
 COM-006248Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports - 214802013
 COM-006734Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2012
 COM-008361Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2011
 COM-009019Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2010
 COM-012884Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2006
 COM-013742Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2005
 COM-014413Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2004
 COM-017995Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2001
 COM-018754Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports2000
 COM-019815Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports1999