PTAC Update: Registration Open for September Meeting; Preliminary Report Posted on Telemedicine Proposal

August 21, 2019


The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) recently opened registration for a public meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT. Registration and agenda information are available here. Participants are able to attend in person or participate via teleconference. The meeting will also be livestreamed here.

Additionally, a preliminary review team report has been posted to PTAC website on the ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative Healthcare Delivery Model for Rural Cerebral Emergencies proposal which will be the focus of the upcoming PTAC public meeting.

PTAC is scheduled to deliberate and vote on whether the above proposal will be recommended to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for testing. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established PTAC to provide comments and 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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. There is no required timeline for the Secretary’s response to PTAC’s comments and recommendations.

Additional information is available on the PTAC website.

The McDermottPlus PTAC Proposal Tracker is available here.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or

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