Physician-Focused Payment Models Shaping Up in 2018

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2018 is shaping up to be the year for designing and proposing integrated care models for testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). There are three major factors driving this trend:

Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).

Request for Information (RFI) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center.

Perception that the train is leaving the station.

With further examination of these three factors, it becomes clearer how closely tied they are to one another.


The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created new pathways for the Medicare program to