The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released a report containing a detailed implementation timeline for certain Medicare provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. 111-148 (PPACA), as amended by the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-152 (the Reconciliation Act). The report, titled Medicare Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Summary and Timeline, discusses selected provisions of PPACA regarding payment and program modifications to Medicare’s fee-for-service program, the Medicare Advantage and outpatient prescription drug programs; efforts to reform Medicare’s payment methods; program integrity changes to address fraud, waste and abuse; and other miscellaneous changes. The report also addresses how the Reconciliation Act changed or supplemented Medicare-related provisions in PPACA. Appendix C to the report contains the implementation timeline, which is broken out into thirteen tables based on calendar year and lists in chronological order the start date, effective date or deadline for the various Medicare changes under PPACA, as well as any specified end date, frequency or duration associated with the provisions.