Health Care Advisory Committees

GAO is now accepting letters of nomination and resumes for PTAC appointments that will be effective in October 2018. Nominations should be submitted by July 20, 2018 and sent to the email or mailing address listed below. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week of submission, contact Greg Giusto at 202-512-8268.

Mail: U.S. GAO
Attn: PTAC Appointments
441 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20548

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing the committee’s 11 members. The Advisory Committee members shall include individuals with national recognition for their expertise in physician-focused payment models and related delivery of care. No more than 5 members of the Committee shall be providers of services or suppliers, or representatives of providers of services or suppliers. A member of the committee shall not be an employee of the federal government.

For more information, see the PTAC website or contact Greg Giusto of GAO’s Health Care team at 202-512-8268 or Chuck Young in GAO’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 512-4800.

Appointments, October 2017

In October 2017, Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), re-appointed four individuals to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. These individuals were initially appointed in October 2015 for two-year terms and are being re-appointed for a second, three-year term.

  • Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP, Executive Vice President, Population Health, Providence St. Joseph Health, Renton, WA
  • Harold D. Miller, President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Len M. Nichols, PhD, Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, CEO, Envision Genomics, Huntsville, AL

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