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Matching Problems with Solutions: Improving Medicare's Governance and Management

Published: July 2002
Kathleen M. King, Sheila Burke, and Elizabeth Docteur, eds.
Final Report of the Study Panel on Medicare's Governance and Management

July 2002

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) convened a study panel in 2000 on Medicare governance and management as part of its project to examine key issues policymakers face in preparing Medicare for the future. Members of the study panel were selected for their recognized expertise and experience with Medicre and public administration. Their views do not represent the official position of NASI, which does not take positions on policy issues.

The study panel had two tasks: examining whether a different governance structure might help the federal agency that runs Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), be more effective and identifying ways in which current Medicare management could be improved. In part because some panel members had different views on whether Medicare should be restructured, the panel concentrated its focus on making the current Medicare program work better.