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Dr. Fran­cis “Jay” Crosson has been named chair­man of the Medi­care Pay­ment Ad­vi­sory Com­mis­sion, which ad­vises Congress on Medi­care Glenn Hack­barth, spend­ing. He re­places whose term ex­pired in April.

Crosson, a for­mer Kaiser Per­ma­nente physi­cian and ex­ec­u­tive, serves on the Na­tional Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil of the Agency for Health­care Re­search and Qual­ity and pre­vi­ously was vice chair­man of MedPAC from 2009 to 2010. He also served on the com­mis­sion from 2004 to 2010 be­fore his nom­i­na­tion to chair­man.

Crosson has spent 35 years with Oak­land, Calif.-based Kaiser, hold­ing sev­eral po­si­tions in­clud­ing se­nior fel­low at the Kaiser Per­ma­nente In­sti­tute for Health Pol­icy, direc­tor of public pol­icy for Per­ma­nente Med­i­cal Group and ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Per­ma­nente Fed­er­a­tion.

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