The next quarterly public Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) meeting will focus on encouraging rural participation in population-based total cost of care models. PTAC was authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to make recommendations on population-based total cost of care model proposals. Selected topics to be discussed in the two-day September PTAC meeting include challenges facing rural providers and patients and approaches for involving rural providers in such alternative payment models. For further information on the hybrid (in-person and livestream) meeting, please see the agenda, panelist bios, and registration form. The meeting will be held September 18-19.