On January 13 and 14, 2011, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is meeting to discuss Medicare payment adequacy for a number of Medicare providers, including: physicians and other health professionals, ambulatory surgical centers, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, outpatient dialysis providers, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long term care hospitals, and hospice providers. The meeting will also address Medicare Advantage program quality. MedPAC’s assessments will be presented to Congress later this year; while the panel’s recommendations are not binding, they often help shape federal policy.