Feldstein Named to GAO Advisory CommitteeJuly 29, 2020
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, was today named to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee
(PTAC) of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
“It is an honor to be named to this esteemed committee,” said PCOM President and CEO
Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81. “I hope to bring a unique perspective to this role, and
look forward to joining my colleagues to offer thoughtful feedback and improve physician
Congress established PTAC in 2015 to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary
of Health and Human Services on physician payment models. The Comptroller General
is responsible for appointing members to the committee. The terms of the appointments
made today will expire in 2023.
“PTAC’s assessment of physician-focused payment models, along with its recommendations
to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, are helping to guide Medicare’s transition
to value-based care. We had many highly qualified candidates apply for positions on
the Committee this year, and I believe that these latest appointments will bring valuable
experience and perspectives to the Committee’s work,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller
General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Others named to the committee include:
- Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Partnership and Technical
Assistance at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, Camden Coalition
of Healthcare Providers, Camden, NJ.
- Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP, Medical Director of Payment Strategy at UW Medicine
and Director of the Value and Systems Science Lab at the University of Washington
School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
The Government Accountability Office, known as the investigative arm of Congress,
is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its
constitutional responsibilities. GAO also works to improve the performance of the
federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people.
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