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Dr. Lawrence Kosinski takes on new role strengthening physician payment models

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, was among three new members appointed to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).

Congrats to Dr. Kosinski on his new role in advising the secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models.

In the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announcement, Comptroller General of the United States and Head of the GAO Gene L. Dodaro said, “Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services to shift Medicare from a program that pays based on volume to one that pays based on value. As part of this effort, PTAC can play an important role … After reviewing this latest round of extremely well-qualified candidates, I am pleased to share our 2021 selections for the committee.” Dr. Kosinski’s term will expire in 2024.

AGA nominated Dr. Kosinski for this appointment due to his previous work on the AGA Governing Board and his current role on the AGA Quality Leadership Council.

Congress established PTAC in 2015 to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models.

Dr. Kosinski is the founder and chief medical officer of SonarMD, Inc., a value-based care coordination solution for complex chronic diseases. SonarMD was initiated as Project Sonar, the first PTAC approved Physician Focused Payment Model. He has published extensively on value-based care and hosts a monthly podcast, the Scope with Dr. K, focused on achieving the quadruple goal of bringing patients, providers, plans and payors together. Previously, Dr. Kosinski was a founder and managing partner of the Illinois Gastroenterology Group, the largest private gastroenterology group in Illinois. A board-certified gastroenterologist who practiced for 35 years in suburban Chicago, Dr. Kosinski received his medical degree and fellowship training from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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