Developing Recommendations Goal To publish Working Group Recommendations

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Developing Recommendations • Goal: To publish Working Group Recommendations in an Interim Report by

Developing Recommendations • Goal: To publish Working Group Recommendations in an Interim Report by May 2005. • Proposed work plan: Focus on 3 priorities Allow as much time as possible to consider public input from all sources (community meetings, web, etc. ). • Optimize time for Working Group discussion and review of options. • Provide enough time for staff work to support the Working Group deliberations. •

Schedule • • November: Identify recommendations topics areas. December & January: Discuss topics. February:

Schedule • • November: Identify recommendations topics areas. December & January: Discuss topics. February: Initial discussion of recommendations and report Public Input text. March: Second discussion of recommendations and report text. Comment April: Agree on interim recommendations. period May: Publish interim recommendations and report. August: Comment period ends. September: Publish final report and recommendations.

Framework for Recommendation Development: November ‘ 05 • Scope of recommendations: General goals? •

Framework for Recommendation Development: November ‘ 05 • Scope of recommendations: General goals? • Specific, topic-oriented recommendations? • Degree of integration among recommendations? • • Target for recommendations: federal or non-federal • Is anything “off the table” ?

Selecting Topic Areas for December and January Meetings • Examples: • Basic concepts of

Selecting Topic Areas for December and January Meetings • Examples: • Basic concepts of health care & coverage • Access • Coverage/insurance • Efficiency regulation and quality improvements • Financing • Data/Information • Health • Staff structure and care consumers work on policy issues and coordination with question development must begin now.

Interim Report Plan Dec Jan ( ----- Develop Draft Report Text Develop Interim Report

Interim Report Plan Dec Jan ( ----- Develop Draft Report Text Develop Interim Report Develop Recommendations Feb Mar public meetings ------ April )

Next Steps February – April: Develop and refine recommendation proposals as well as report

Next Steps February – April: Develop and refine recommendation proposals as well as report text. • April: Approve interim recommendations. • May: Publish interim report with recommendations. •