Dr. Terrell Appointed to High-Level Payment Advisory Committee

Grace-Terrell-thumb-227x250Grace Terrell, MD, MMM, has been selected as a member of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, a high level committee created by the SGR repeal legislation to advise the US Department of Health and Human Services on alternative payments models.

Dr. Terrell is a long-time North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) member, an internist and President and CEO of Cornerstone Health Care in High Point, a multi-specialty group of more than 375 physicians and advanced practice providers providing care in central North Carolina. She also serves as President and CEO of CHESS, a population health management company that focuses on helping health systems transition to value-based medicine. She has been highly involved with helping the NCMS provide guidance and resources to our members on alternative payment models and the move to a value-based health care system.

The US Comptroller General appointed the 11 members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, which will provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models.

“This committee will be a critical source of information and advice for the Secretary of Health and Human Services as the department considers new payment approaches for Medicare physician services,” said Gene L. Dodaro, US Comptroller General and head of the US General Accountability Office (GAO). “We were extremely impressed by the caliber of the nominations received for the new committee, and it is with great pleasure that I announce today’s appointees.”

The terms of the committee members are intended to be staggered, with the first set of appointments for terms of 1, 2, or 3 years. Committee members may be appointed for subsequent 3-year terms.

Congratulations Dr. Terrell!


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