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 such input.
Please send comments electronically via email with the subject line “Public Comment – [name of document]” to PTAC@hhs.gov.
Document(s) for Public Comment
Request for Public Input on PTAC's review of PFPMs – The time period for responding closes on July 31, 2020. Input received on these questions by July 31, 2020, will be made publicly available.
Request for Input: The input will serve to inform PTAC as part of its information gathering process; therefore PTAC will not be responding to comments.
Request for Public Input on PTAC processes and requirements – comment period closed on September 7, 2018.
Information on Initial Feedback
- Proposed Revisions to the Proposal Submission Instructions – comment period closed on February 2, 2018.
- 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 Proposal Submissions page of the ASPE 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 are allowed for submission of public comments on a proposal.
The “Medical Neighborhood” Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) submitted by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – comment period closed March 20, 2020.
Patient-Centered Oncology Payment Model (PCOP) submitted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) – comment period closed February 18, 2020.
Remote specialists and experts on demand improving care and saving costs (Revised version) submitted by Eitan Sobel, MD – comment period closed January 3, 2020.
Remote specialists and experts on demand improving care and saving costs submitted by Eitan Sobel, MD – comment period closed October 1, 2019.
Eye Care Emergency Department Avoidance (EyEDA) submitted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School – comment period closed July 29, 2019.
Oncology Care Model 2.0 submitted by the Community Oncology Alliance – comment period closed July 1, 2019.
Patient-Centered Asthma Care Payment submitted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – comment period closed June 12, 2019.
ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative Healthcare Delivery Model for Rural Cerebral Emergencies submitted by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) – comment period closed March 22, 2019.
The “Medical Neighborhood” Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) submitted by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – comment period closed January 4, 2019.
CMS Support of Wound Care in Private Outpatient Therapy Clinics: Measuring the Effectiveness of Physical or Occupational Therapy Intervention as the Primary Means of Managing Wounds in Medicare Recipients submitted by Upstream Rehabilitation – comment period closed January 4, 2019.
CAPABLE Provider Focused Payment Model submitted by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center – comment period closed December 12, 2018.
Bundled Payment for All Inclusive Outpatient Wound Care Services in Non Hospital Based Setting submitted by Seha Medical and Wound Care – comment period closed November 27, 2018.
Acute Unscheduled Care Model (AUCM): Enhancing Appropriate Admissions submitted by the American College of Emergency Physicians – comment period closed July 23, 2018.
Bundled PCI Services in a Non-hospital Cath Lab (Bundled PCI Services) submitted by Clearwater Cardiovascular and Interventional Consultants, MD, PA (CCC) - comment period closed June 29, 2018.
An innovative model for primary care office payment submitted by Jean Antonucci, MD – comment period closed April 20, 2018.
APM for Improved Quality and Cost in Providing Home Hemodialysis to Geriatric Patients Residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities submitted by Dialyze Direct – comment period closed April 12, 2018.
Comprehensive Care Physician Payment Model (CCP-PM) submitted by the University of Chicago Medicine- comment period closed April 12, 2018.
Making Accountable Sustainable Oncology Networks (MASON) submitted by Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. (IOBS)- comment period closed March 26, 2018.
CMS Support of Wound Care in Private Outpatient Therapy Clinics: Measuring the Effectiveness of Physical or Occupational Therapy Intervention as the Primary Means of Managing Wounds in Medicare Recipients submitted by BenchMark Rehab Partners (a division of Upstream Rehabilitation) - comment period closed November 30, 2017.
Home Hospitalization: An Alternative Payment Model for Delivering Acute Care in the Home submitted by Personalized Recovery Care, LLC- comment period closed November 30, 2017.
Acute Unscheduled Care Model (AUCM): Enhancing Appropriate Admissions submitted by American College of Emergency Physicians- comment period closed November 20, 2017.
The Patient-Centered Headache Care Payment (PCHCP) submitted by American Academy of Neurology- comment period closed November 20, 2017.
Advanced Care Model (ACM) Service Delivery and Advanced Alternative Payment Model submitted by Coalition to Transform Advanced Care- comment period closed November 1, 2017.
Intensive Care Management in Skilled Nursing Facility Alternative Payment Model by Avera Health- comment period closed October 6, 2017.
Annual Wellness Visit Billing at Rural Health Clinics submitted by Mercy Accountable Care Organization- comment period closed September 29, 2017.
- Patient and Caregiver Support for Serious Illness submitted by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)- comment period closed September 29, 2017.
LUGPA APM for Initial Therapy of Newly Diagnosed Organ-Confined Prostate Cancer submitted by LUGPA- comment period closed August 8, 2017.
Medicare 3 Year Value Based Payment Plan (Medicare 3VBPP) submitted by Zhou Yang, PhD - comment period closed August 1, 2017.
A Single Bundled Payment for Comprehensive Low-Risk Maternity and Newborn Care Provided by Independent Midwife-Led Birth Center Practices that Are Clinically Integrated with Physician and Hospital Services submitted by the Minnesota Birth Center- comment period closed July 20, 2017.
Incident ESRD Clinical Episode Payment Model submitted by the Renal Physicians Association (RPA)- comment period closed June 26, 2017.
Multi-provider, bundled episode-of-care payment model for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) using care coordination by employed physicians in hospital outpatient clinics submitted by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)- comment period closed June 14, 2017.
“HaH Plus” (Hospital at Home Plus) Provider-Focused Payment Model submitted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai- comment period closed May 31, 2017.
Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APC-APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care submitted by the American Academy of Family Physicians- comment period closed May 18, 2017.
Oncology Bundled Payment Program Using CNA-Guided Care submitted by Hackensack Meridian Health and Cota Inc.- comment period closed April 27, 2017.