New PTAC Appointments Announced
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 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established PTAC to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, giving the comptroller general responsibility for appointing the committee’s 11 members.
The newly appointed members are:
- Angelo Sinopoli, MD, chief clinical officer at Prisma Health and president and CEO of the Care Coordination Institute in South Carolina.
- Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA, executive vice chair and professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO.
Their terms will expire in October 2021.
The reappointed members, whose terms will also expire in October 2021, are Jeffrey Bailet, MD (chair), otolaryngologist and executive vice president, Health Care Quality and Affordability, Blue Shield of California; and Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS, doctor of internal medicine and nonresident fellow and managing director at the Brookings Institution.
These new appointments come as groups are calling for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin testing the proposals recommended by the PTAC since there has yet to be any progress on their recommendations.