May 06, 2016

PTAC Seeks Public Comment on PFPM

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory (PTAC) held its second public meeting on May 4 to discuss its request for public comment on the review process for physician-focused payment model (PFPM) proposals; comments are due on May 13, 2016.

During the meeting, PTAC discussed its role in reviewing physician-focused payment models and its request for public comment on the draft review process for PFPM proposals. The PTAC requests comments from stakeholders on the following:

  • Content of proposals – what should stakeholders be expected to include in PFPM proposals? What information would be burdensome for stakeholders to produce?
  • Technical assistance – what types of technical assistance would be most useful tostakeholders in preparing and submitting PFPM proposals?
  • Timeline for review – what expectations do stakeholders have regarding the timeline for the review process?

PTAC was created in April 2015 with Congressional passage of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Committee members include individuals recognized nationally for their expertise in physician-focused payment models and related Medicare health services delivery. By statute, the committee is composed of 11 members. No more than five may be service providers, suppliers or their representatives.

PTAC public meetings are held quarterly or more frequently as the number of model proposals increases. Meeting notices will be published in the Federal Register. Use this LINK to the DHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to learn more.