Documents FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: PHYSICIAN-FOCUSED PAYMENT MODEL TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

PTAC is dedicated to transparent operations that encourage and incorporate feedback from the public. Periodically, the Committee asks for public feedback on draft documents and/or processes. Please see below for documents that are currently open for Public Comment.

Please send emails with subject line “Public Comment – [name of document]” to PTAC@hhs.gov.
Mail can be sent to PTAC c/o Angela Tejeda, ASPE, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201.

Document(s) for Public Comment

Proposals

  • Members of the public may file written statements on the following proposals. All such written statements should be sent to the Designated Federal Official for PTAC at PTAC@HHS.gov. Comments will be posted on the PTAC website approximately one week after the public comment period closes. Members of the public may also publicly comment on proposals at all meetings of PTAC during which PTAC deliberates on proposals. All such meetings and procedures for registering to make any public comments will be announced in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior to such a meeting. 

            In general, three weeks will be allowed for submission of public comments on a proposal.

Data and Other Resources

  • Illustrative Data on Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries with Certain Medical Conditions (PDF and Excel)

    • Table 1A: Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Newly Diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Calendar Year 2014- PDF

    • Table 1B: Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Ever Diagnosed with Congestive Health Failure, Calendar Year 2015- PDF

    • Table 1C: Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement in the One-Year Period Following Diagnosis Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries with a 2014 Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure- PDF

    • Table 2A: Average Total All-cause Medicare Fee-for-Service Spending for Selected Chronic Conditions, 2015- PDF

    • Table 2B: Average All-cause Part A Medicare Fee-for-Service Spending for Selected Chronic Conditions, 2015 (Based on the CMS 5% Limited Data Set)- PDF

    • Table 2C: Average All-cause Part B Medicare Fee-for-Service Spending for Selected Chronic Conditions, 2015 (Based on the CMS 5% Limited Data Set)- PDF

    • Appendix A: CHMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW)- CCW Condition Algorithms (rev. 7/2016)- PDF

    • Excel Workbook - All Tables, Illustrative Data on Medicare Utilization and Reimbursement for Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries with Certain Medical Conditions

Previous Comment Periods

  • Processes for Reviewing and Evaluating Proposed Physician-Focused Payment Models – first comment period closed December 9, 2016
  • Characteristics of Payment Models Likely To Be Recommended by the PTAC – first comment period closed October 14, 2016
  • Request for Proposals – first comment period closed October 14, 2016
  • Draft Proposal Process – first comment period closed May 13, 2016; second comment period closed October 10, 2016
  • Proposal Information Requirements – first comment period closed October 10, 2016