PTAC Releases Updated Agenda for April 10-11, 2017 Meeting

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) released an updated agenda for their April 2017 meeting. Originally four proposals were scheduled to be presented for public comment and final vote. The Comprehensive Colonoscopy Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Surveillance proposal has been withdrawn. PTAC is moving forward with three proposed models at the upcoming meeting: Project Sonar, the COPD and Asthma Monitoring Project (CAMP), and the ACS-Brandeis Advanced APM.

PTAC Updated Agenda Released on April 7, 2017

April 10, 2017
1:00 pm EDT Deliberations and voting: Project Sonar submitted by the Illinois Gastroenterology Group and SonarMD, LLC
April 11, 2017
8:00* am EDT Deliberations and voting: The COPD and Asthma Monitoring Project (CAMP) submitted by Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group Inc. (PMA)
Following deliberations and voting on previous proposal Deliberations and voting: The ACS-Brandeis Advanced APM submitted by the American College of Surgeons

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.

PTAC meeting registration is available here.

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,