PTAC Update: Preliminary Review Team Reports Released for March 26-27, 2018, Public Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) released preliminary review team reports on the following proposals:

These proposals will be discussed and open for public comment at a PTAC public meeting scheduled for March 26-27, 2018. This will be followed by a vote by PTAC.

PTAC Preliminary Reports

PTAC assigns a preliminary review committee to each proposal. This team of reviewers assesses each proposal based on the ten criteria included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The chart below summarizes findings from the recently released preliminary review team reports.

Meeting registration is available here.

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.


McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.

McDermottPlus presentation on the PTAC proposal process is available here.


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