GAO Appoints Charles DeShazer, MD to PTAC

On October 15, 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of Charles DeShazer, MD to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). Dr. DeShazer is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Highmark Health Plan, located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Two current PTAC members were also reappointed. The reappointed members, whose terms will also expire in October 2022, are Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH, an interventional cardiologist and Executive Director, of New York Quality Care; and Bruce Steinwald, MBA, a private consultant.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established PTAC to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, giving the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing the committee’s 11 members.


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