The Department of Health and Human Services Friday released guidance on its priorities for physician-focused payment models to help stakeholders who are crafting proposed models for its technical advisory committee (PTAC) to review and potentially recommend. In addition to the 10 criteria established by regulation, HHS said it will give priority to models expected to reduce avoidable events by at least 10 percent and/or mortality by at least 2 percent; reduce expenditures by $10 billion a year once expanded nationally; and empower beneficiaries by increasing choice and access.

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