PTAC Posts APM Proposal for Chronic HCV Bundled Payment Model for Comment

The Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is accepting comments until June 14, 2017, on the Multi-provider, Bundled Episode-of-Care Payment Model for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Using Care Coordination by Employed Physicians in Hospital Outpatient Clinics Physician-Focused Payment Model submitted by the Bureau of Communicable Disease at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


This payment model provides Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries comprehensive care that combines the use of care coordination, health promotion, medication adherence support and expert tele-mentoring consultation to support hepatitis C infection-centered primary care integrated with mental health, behavioral health and social services.


The letter of intent (LOI) is available here.

The proposal is available here.

Comments should be submitted by June 14, 2017, to:

Additionally, PTAC also posted an LOI from Dr. Zhou Yang for a payment demonstration project for Medicare Advantage plans.

Established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), PTAC is tasked with providing comments and recommendations to CMS 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.


The McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.

McDermottPlus presentation on the PTAC proposal process is available here.


For more information on the CMS Quality Payment Program visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459,