The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors (GAF) will hold an open session on January 20th to explore issues related to the geographic adjustment factors used by Medicare. Presenters will offer perspectives on the adjustment factors and will examine their influence on health care access, quality, and the health care workforce in different geographic areas. The committee is particularly interested in views on the accuracy of the data sources and methods used to calculate the hospital wage index and geographic practice cost indices, and how they can be improved. The meeting also will be webcast. Hospitals are invited to submit comments for the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the meeting or to register to attend, visit www.iom.edu