Federal Advocacy

Representing our members in Washington, D.C.

APG represents over 300 physician organizations across 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Our members participate in pay-for-performance programs across all payer types. Moreover, many APG members have successfully operated under full risk-based models for over two decades and have developed the necessary infrastructure and expertise to be successful in advanced risk-bearing models across a wide variety of socioeconomic and geographic areas.  It is our mission to proliferate our model of accountable, coordinated care across the nation.

Federal Advocacy Priorities

Learn more about APG’s federal advocacy priorities and the work we are doing to better promote value in healthcare

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The Third Option

We are pressing for this new model to push through this Administration such that direct, globally capitated contracts will be created between CMS and capable, quality physician groups like our APG members. This option expands physicians’ access to advanced alternative payment models (APMs).

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Strengthening and Protecting MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is central to the goal of moving away from our current fee-for-service reimbursement system. America’s Physician Groups works with our members, CMS and Congress to provide important education to a wide variety of clinicians at various stages of value-based care.

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Promoting Parity between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Our members recognize the importance of the care coordination tools Medicare Advantage provides both to clinicians and patients. APG successfully works with clinicians, associations, beneficiary groups, health plans, the Administration and Congress to improve MA funding and to strengthen the program.

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In today’s tumultuous health policy climate, it is more important than ever to have strong, unyielding support for advancing risk-based, coordinated care.

We’ve come a long way since the dreaded “doc fix” days and, thanks to MACRA and other new laws, are now on a path away from fee-for-service reimbursements towards new alternative payment models. Still, we have a long way to go, and America’s Physician Groups stands ready to advance the nation’s health delivery system.

And that’s where our Individual Advocacy Members comes in. We need your help! The APG Advocates program gathers like-minded individuals who are passionate about getting involved in the legislative and political process to help move our nation’s healthcare delivery system in the right direction. We know (and Congress, the administration, health policy shapers, and industry stakeholders all agree) that accountable, coordinated care delivers higher-quality, lower-cost healthcare.

America’s Physician Groups has both an Individual Advocacy Program, APG Advocates, and a federal political action committee (PAC).  APG uses these programs to support members of Congress who are committed to advancing risk-based coordinated care.

Federal Policy Resources

Our Resources are available for Members, if you are an APG Member, please sign in to view all of our Resources.

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California Advocacy

With over 180 California-based members, we represent this core constituency.

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Advocacy Members

We gather like-minded individuals who are passionate about getting involved in the legislative and political process to help move our nation’s health care delivery system in the right direction.