Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
425 Eye Street, NW, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20001
Mark E. Miller, PhD, is executive director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). MedPAC is a nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payment, quality, and access issues. Dr. Miller came to MedPAC in 2002 from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), where he was assistant director of the Health and Human Resources (HHR) Division. The HHR Division is responsible for policy analysis related to federal health programs, private health insurance, social security, labor, unemployment, and education. Before joining CBO, Dr. Miller was deputy director of health plans at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration), where he managed nearly 500 staff members and was responsible for Medicare private plan policy and operations, quality standards, demonstrations, and beneficiary education. He was previously chief of the Health Financing Branch at the Office of Management and Budget, where his responsibilities included budget and policy analysis related to Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), private health insurance, and CMS’s discretionary budget. Earlier, Dr. Miller was a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, where he wrote and published on such issues as Medicare hospital and physician payment systems, geographic variation in the use of health services, beneficiary access to Medicare, and Medicaid managed care. Dr. Miller holds a PhD degree in public policy analysis from the State University of New York at Binghamton.