PTAC Update: PTAC Submits Four Reports to the Secretary and One New Proposal Open for Comment

Reports to the Secretary

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) transmitted four reports to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services containing comments and recommendations on four proposals for physician-focused payment models that were deliberated and voted on at its September 2018 public meeting. PTAC voted to make the following recommendations to the Secretary:

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 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. There is no required timeline for the Secretary’s response to PTAC’s comments and recommendations.


PTAC Solicits Comments on a New Proposal

PTAC is soliciting comments until November 27, 2018 on a proposal for a new physician-focused payment model (PFPM):

Bundled Payment for All Inclusive Outpatient Wound Care Services in Non Hospital Based Setting submitted by Seha Medical and Wound Care

Members of the public may file written statements on proposals. Comments should be addressed to the Designated Federal Officer for PTAC and sent by email to Comments will be posted on the PTAC website approximately one week after the public comment period closes.

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 .