In early 2021, APG established the Direct Contracting Coalition (now the APG REACH Coalition) to help organizations prepare for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) initiation of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) models (now called the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH Model) that began on April 1, 2021.
The APG REACH Coalition will give organizations participating in these new direct contracting models an opportunity to exchange information and share best practices. The Coalition is co-chaired by Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, CIO of One Medical; Gary Jacobs, Executive Director of the Center for Government Relations and Public Policy at VillageMD; and Valinda Rutledge, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of UpStream Healthcare.
Participation in the APG REACH Coalition is open to provider organizations that are participating in ACO REACH models, as well as those that are interested in participating. Coalition meetings will be held quarterly.
APG has worked hard to help our members prepare for the launch of these direct contracting models and we want to help ensure that you are successful. For information on joining the Coalition or upcoming meeting dates, please contact Garrett Eberhardt.