Inside CMS - 11/28/2019

PTAC Members Resign, Say Congress Needs To Step In And Fix Process

By Michelle M. Stein / November 20, 2019 at 5:40 PM
Tensions between a congressionally mandated panel charged with recommending alternative physician pay models and CMS’ innovation center culminated in two members of the panel resigning this week over what they view as the agency’s refusal to take the panel’s recommendations seriously. Both members urged Congress to step in. The two resigning members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee said that CMS’ innovation center is being disingenuous by claiming PTAC proposals have fed into agency demonstrations, and that PTAC...

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