GAO Makes PTAC Appointments

October 23, 2018


On October 18, 2018 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of two new members to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).

The newly appointed members are Angelo Sinopoli, MD, Chief Clinical Officer at Prisma Health and President and CEO of the Care Coordination Institute in South Carolina, and Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA, Executive Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO.  Their terms will expire in October 2021.

The reappointed members, whose terms will also expire in October 2021, are Jeffrey Bailet, MD (Chair), otolaryngologist and Executive Vice President, Health Care Quality and Affordability, Blue Shield of California, and Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS, doctor of internal medicine and Nonresident Fellow and Managing Director at the Brookings Institution.

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.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459,

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