ACO REACH Coalition


In early 2021, APG established the Direct Contracting Coalition (now the ACO 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 ACO 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 ACO 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.

Click here for a FAQ fact sheet on the ACO REACH Model.

Upcoming ACO REACH Coalition meeting dates are listed below. For information on joining the Coalition, please contact Matt DoBias, Vice President of Congressional Affairs.




Gary Jacobs

Gary Jacobs

Executive Director, Center for Government Relations and Public Policy

One Medical

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD

Chief Executive Officer

UpStream Healthcare

Valinda Rutledge

Valinda Rutledge

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Upcoming Events for ACO REACH Coalition meetings:

Past Events for ACO REACH Coalition meetings:

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