Tag: PTAC

Agenda Updated for June 2020 PTAC Virtual Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has updated the agenda for the scheduled June 2020 virtual public meeting. In addition to discussing, deliberating and voting on two proposed payment models, the committee is now...

Registration Open for June 2020 PTAC Virtual Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has opened registration for the next public meeting scheduled for June 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM (ET). This public meeting will be held virtually. During this meeting the...

HHS Declines to Implement Rural Telehealth Payment Model Recommended by PTAC

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to review and assess physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) based on stakeholder proposals submitte...

PTAC Publishes Reports Evaluating Proposals Considered as of December 2019

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Commission (PTAC) published two new reports evaluating the models that PTAC reviewed and submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for consideration. PTAC is currently scheduled to ...

PTAC Update: Revised Proposal Open for Comment and Secretary’s Responses to Recommendations

Revised “Medical Neighborhood” Payment Model Open for Comment Through March 20 The Physician Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments through March 20, 2020, on a revised payment model: “The ‘Medical Neighborho...

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 propo...

PTAC Update: March 16 Meeting Registration Open and Additional Preliminary Reports Posted

Public Meeting The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) posted the agenda and opened registration for the March 16 public meeting. During this meeting, the Committee will consider and vote on three previously su...

PTAC Update: New Oncology Medical Home Model Open for Comment

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments through February 18, 2020, on a new proposed payment model: The Patient-Centered Oncology Payment (PCOP) Model. This model is a multi-payer, community-base...

PTAC Submits Report on Telemedicine Proposal to Secretary: Recommends Further Development and Implementation

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) submitted a new report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommending the further development and implementation of the “ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative H...

PTAC Update: Proposal Open for Comment, Updated Submission Process, and PTAC Member Update

Proposal on Remote Specialists Open for Comment – Comments Due December 13 The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) opened the comment period for an updated proposal: Remote specialists and experts on-demand i...

PTAC Update: Public Meeting and Report on Eye Care Proposal Posted

Public Meeting The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) recently opened registration for the Monday, December 9, 2019, public meeting. Registration for the event is open here. Preliminary Review Team Report<...

GAO Appoints Charles DeShazer, MD to PTAC

On October 15, 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of Charles DeShazer, MD to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). Dr. DeShazer is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Offi...

Secretary Responds to PTAC Recommendations from Sept. and Dec. 2018 Public Meetings

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) to review and assess physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) based on stakeholder proposals submitte...

PTAC Update: Committee Recommends Rural Telemedicine Payment Model

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) held a public meeting on September 16. The Committee voted on a proposed physician-focused payment model: ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative Healthcare Delivery Model for Ru...

PTAC Update: New Proposal on Remote Specialists and Experts Open for Comment

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments through October 1, 2019, on a new physician-focused payment model: Remote specialists and experts on demand improving care and saving costs. The model prop...

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

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...

PTAC Solicits Comments on Eye Care Emergency Department Avoidance Proposed Payment Model

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments on the Eye Care Emergency Department Avoidance (EyEDA) Model, received from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Comments will be accepted unti...

PTAC Recommends Testing of Payment Model for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions

On June 17, 2019, the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) voted to recommended testing of the CAPABLE Provider Focused Payment Model submitted by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Stanford Clinical Excellence...

PTAC Calls on CMS for More Comprehensive Approach to Wound Care Delivery

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) submitted a combined report to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) containing comments and recommendations on two proposals related to wound care d...

Registration Open for June 17 PTAC Public Meeting and Public Comments Accepted Until June 12 on Asthma Proposal

Registration Open for Public Meeting on June 17 The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) recently opened registration for a public meeting on June 17, 2019. Registration and agenda information are available here...

PTAC Update: Declines to Recommend Wound Care Models and Solicits Comments on a New Telemedicine Proposal

The Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) met on March 11, 2019, in Washington, DC, to review two proposed payment models related to wound care services. PTAC did not recommend either model. CMS Support of Wound Care in Priva...

PTAC Submits Report to the Secretary; Registration Open for Upcoming Public Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) submitted a report to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with its recommendation for the Making Accountable Sustainable Oncology Networks (MASO...

PTAC Updates Submission Guidelines and CMMI Releases Model Development and Testing Factsheet

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) released updated submission guidelines. Established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), PTAC reviews proposals submitted by the public on physician payme...

PTAC Recommends an Oncology Alternative Payment Model

At its December 10, 2018, public meeting, the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) voted unanimously to recommend the proposed “Making Accountable Sustainable Oncology Networks (MASON)” alternative payment model (AP...

PTAC Update: Preliminary Review Team Reports Released for Dec. 10 Public Meeting

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) released Preliminary Review Team (PRT) reports for two physician-focused payment model (PFPM) proposals that are on the agenda for the public meeting scheduled for December 10, 2...

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 contai...

GAO Makes PTAC Appointments

On October 18, 2018 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of two new members to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The newly appointed members are Angelo Sinopoli, MD

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hosts Hearing on MIPS

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled MACRA and MIPS: An Update on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.  Five witnesses from national physician organizations testified...

PTAC Update: Comments Requested on New Proposal, Statements from CMS Administrator and PTAC Chair, and New Letter of Intent

PTAC Solicits Comments on a New Proposal The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments until July 23, 2018 on a proposal for a new physician-focused payment model (PFPM):