PTAC Begins Public Discussion of Payment Model Proposals at April 2017 Meeting

McDermottPlus Releases PTAC Proposal Tracker

During a public meeting on March 13, 2017, the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) announced that during its next meeting, scheduled for April 10-11, 2017, it will begin public discussion on the following four payment proposals currently posted on the PTAC website:

  • The COPD and Asthma Monitoring Project;
  • The ACS-Brandeis Advanced APM;
  • Project Sonar; and
  • The Comprehensive Colonoscopy Advanced APM for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Surveillance.


Two weeks prior to the public meeting, the following documents related to these proposals will be posted on the PTAC website:

  • Preliminary Review Team (PRT) reports;
  • Questions to the submitter and submitter responses; and
  • Any additional analyses used in PRT decision making.

Registration information for the April 10-11, 2017 meeting is available here.

Presentation slides from the March 13, 2017 PTAC meeting are available here.


PTAC Proposal Tracker

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to assess and make recommendations on Physician Focused Payment Models.  PTAC began accepting proposals on December 1, 2016. McDermottPlus has developed a PTAC Proposal Tracker to track progress on all letters of intent and proposals submitted to PTAC. The Tracker will be updated periodically as PTAC’s work progresses.


The McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.

More information on PTAC is available on their website.


Click here to access the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center.

For more information please contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or