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HHS - 25111 - Medicaid Commission - Agency Authority


Committee NameMedicaid CommissionAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number25111
Original Establishment Date11/17/1962Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/29/2007Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date6/8/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date1/31/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stacie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority42 U.S.C 217a, section 222Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Maass
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C 217a, section 222Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 401-5879
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-690-6154
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission shall develop proposals that address the following long term issues: Eligibility, benefits design and delivery; Expanding the number of people covered with quality care while recognizing budget constraints; Long term care; Quality of care, choice, and beneficiary satisfaction; Program administration; and other topics that the Secretary may submit to the Commission.The Secretary will request the representatives of the three public policy organizations to consider these issues and provide relevant information to the Commission within specified timeframes. The Commission shall consider how to address these issues under a budget scenario that assumes federal and state spending under the current baseline; a scenario that assumes Congress will choose to lower the rate of growth in the program, and a scenario that may increase spending for coverage.
How is membership balanced?*The Medicaid Commission will consist of up to 15 voting members, and 15 non-voting members, including the Chair, who are knowledgeable of the issues related to the Commission's function. Members will be broad policy experts, and as a group will represent bipartisan and balanced points of view. They will be geographically diverse and represent backgrounds in federal, state, and local government. at least three members will be from nationally recognized public policy organizations. Consumers and providers will be represented. The Department will give close attention to the equitable geographic distribution and to minority and female representation so long as the effectiveness of the Commission is not impaired. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 in 2005 and 6 in 2006
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*To provide recommendations on options to achieve $10 billion in scorable Medicaid savings over five years while at the same time make progress toward meaningful longer-term program changes to better serve beneficiaries. The Commission will also consider, to the extent feasible, specific performance goals for the Medicaid program, as a basis for longer-term recommedations. By December 31, 2006, the Commission is tasked with making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings aren't closed. They are open to the public.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNo actions taken yet
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCost savings and long-term sustainability of the programNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*$5,000,001 - $10,000,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCommission is to provide recommendations on options to achieve $10 billion in scorable Medicaid savings over five years while at the same time make progress toward meaningful longer-term program changes to better serve beneficiariesGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentBy September 1, 2005, the Commission was to provide recommendations on options to acheve $10 billion in scorable Medicaid savings over five years.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo recommendations can be implemented at this time, commission must complete work first.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo recommendations can be implemented at this time, commission must complete work first.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Council advises the Secretary on ways to modernize the Medicaid program so that it can provide high-quality health care to its beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$9,000.00Est 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*$55,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$8,000.00Est. 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*$20,171.00Est. 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$23,500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$115,671.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.50Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-012650Medicaid Commission2006
 COM-014081Medicaid Commission2005