PTAC Update: March 16 Agenda Update

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has updated the agenda for the scheduled March 16 public meeting. In addition to reviewing three proposed physician payment models, the Committee will also discuss previous proposals considered by the Committee as of December 2019. Registration for the March 16 public meeting is open.

To date, PTAC has recommended to CMS 17 physician payment models for some level of testing or implementation. So far, the agency has declined to move forward with any model recommended by PTAC. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma have both publicly indicated that although the agency has not implemented any model recommended by PTAC, the work of the committee contributes to the agency’s efforts in payment model development.

Established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, PTAC provides recommendations to the HHS Secretary on physician payment models. The statute requires the Secretary to review PTAC’s comments and recommendations on proposals and to post a detailed response to those comments and recommendations on the CMS website.

Additional information is available on the PTAC website.

The McDermottPlus PTAC tracker is available here.

 

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For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or smadhani@mcdermottplus.com.