Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs): Secretary’s Response to Proposals

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 submitted to the committee. The final rule with comment period finalized criteria for the committee to use in reviewing these proposals and providing recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The criteria require that proposed PFPMs are anticipated to reduce cost, improve care, or both.

The Secretary is required to review the comments and recommendations submitted by the PTAC and post a detailed response to these recommendations. The Secretary’s responses to comments and recommendations from the PTAC are below:

 

 

 

More information can be found on the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee website.