APG Message on COVID and American Turmoil

APG decries both the violence we have seen on the streets of our country over recent days and the institutional racism that is implicated in its cause. As organizations that take responsibility for the health of populations, we have long believed that racial disparities and other social determinants of health are the leading causal factor in the health status of our communities. COVID, the virus, may not discriminate. But it does exact its greatest toll on populations that do not have access to adequate nutrition, housing, medical care, education, and equal treatment under the law. Those imbalances must be righted if we are to have the optimally healthy society that we all seek.

 Our Three Pillars of Excellence

Advocacy

Our government affairs teams in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento keep abreast of the latest federal and state policy and legislative issues to ensure that our physician organizations have a voice when and where it really counts.

Education

We offer a variety of educational programs and resources designed to help physician groups succeed in all aspects of accountable, coordinated care.

Leadership

Our members are given access to thought leaders and peers across healthcare sectors to learn and discuss programmatic implementation and risk-based contracting strategies.

APG’s Third Option

We are pressing for a new model in original Medicare providing for direct, globally capitated contracts between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and capable, qualifying physician groups like APG members.