PTAC Calls on CMS for More Comprehensive Approach to Wound Care Delivery

June 04, 2019


The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) submitted a combined report to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) containing comments and recommendations on two proposals related to wound care delivery for physician-focused payment models that were deliberated and voted on at its March 2019 public meeting. PTAC did not recommend either proposal to the Secretary for implementation as a physician-focused payment model.

Based on their review of the two proposals, PTAC concluded that mechanisms for supporting a more comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to wound care is needed, given the varying and often complicated causes of wounds and the breadth of specialties involved. PTAC believes the submitters and broader stakeholder community should first identify a more comprehensive approach to wound care delivery. Then, a payment model can be designed to support that model of care.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established PTAC to provide comments and recommendations to the HHS Secretary on physician payment models. There are 11 committee members.  Additional information is available here.

The McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or; or Mara McDermott at 202-204-1462 or

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