PTAC Anticipates Accepting PFPM Proposals Beginning December 1

The Physician Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) announced during a recent public meeting that they anticipate accepting proposals for Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs) beginning December 1, 2016. Since it is anticipated that there will be few Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) options for physician specialists, PTAC and the development of PFPMs are considered critical in paving a way for many physicians to benefit from the perceived advantages offered by the Advanced APM track of the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

In preparation for the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for PFPMs, PTAC is accepting, until October 10, 2016, comments on two documents:

McDermottPlus is providing a brief slide deck summarizing the current and upcoming activities of PTAC.

The presentation can be downloaded here.

Established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), PTAC is tasked with providing comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models. The Committee includes 11 members who are nationally recognized for their expertise in physician-focused payment models and related delivery of care. More information on PTAC is available on their website.

More information on MACRA can be found at the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center.