March 30, 2018
The Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) met March 26-27, 2017, in Washington, DC, to review four proposed payment models. A vote by PTAC results in one of the following decisions directed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
At the recent meeting, PTAC recommended two models for implementation and two models for limited-scale testing.
Path to Model Implementation
CMS will make the final decision on which models to implement. A detailed response to the PTAC recommendations will be posted on the CMS website. Models approved by CMS will be implemented by the Innovation Center. A number of factors, beyond the PTAC recommendation, may influence the agency’s ultimate decision.
PTAC is next scheduled to meet June 14-15, 2018.
Proposals Open for Comment
PTAC is also accepting public comments until April 12, 2018, on two new proposals:
Comments should be sent to the Designated Federal Official for PTAC at PTAC@HHS.gov. Mail can be sent to PTAC c/o Angela Tejeda, ASPE, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201.
Six PTAC Reports Sent to the Secretary
PTAC has transmitted its comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on six proposals for physician-focused payment models that were deliberated and voted on at its December 2017 public meeting:
The reports to the Secretary reflect the voting at the December 2017 meeting, the rationale for each recommendation, and additional comments to the Secretary regarding the proposed models. All six reports have been posted on the PTAC website.
The McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.
McDermottPlus presentation on the PTAC proposal process is available here.
For more information visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459, firstname.lastname@example.org.