By Eric Oliver
See full article in Becker’s GI & Endoscopy
The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recently completed its two-day public meeting to deliberate and vote on three proposals for physician-focused payment models.
The full Committee voted to make the following recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
- Project Sonar submitted by the Illinois Gastroenterology Group and SonarMD, LLC: recommend for limited-scale testing
- The COPD and Asthma Monitoring Project submitted by Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group Inc.: do not recommend
- The ACS-Brandeis Advanced APM submitted by the American College of Surgeons: recommend for limited scale testing
In a support letter to PTAC back in January, Lawrence Kim, MD, chair of health policy for the Digestive Health Physicians Association, wrote that “In short, Project Sonar is a powerful tool in improving our patients’ quality of life and decreasing costs by reducing potentially avoidable complications, emergency department visits, and inpatient admissions.”