Membership Benefits

APG membership offers a rich package of benefits for physician group leaders, clinicians, and staff.

Membership integrates robust national and regional advocacy, promotes collaboration with health care stakeholders across the nation and all sectors, and fosters a strong focus on sustained quality improvement and care coordination through advocacy, educational, business management, and leadership development tools and resources.

APG Advocacy

APG is the leading voice of physician organizations delivering capitated, clinically integrated health services. Our government affairs teams in Washington, DC, and Sacramento keep abreast of the latest state and federal legislation and policy issues to ensure that our physician organizations have a voice when it really counts.

California Advocacy

APG is a trusted and influential stakeholder in Sacramento policy circles. Our advocacy focuses on fostering the development of accountable, affordable, and innovative delivery systems to support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We routinely provide expertise and testimony on delivery system reform issues in the capital and with state agencies. Our work includes representation on Knox-Keene Act issues, including provider network directory accuracy; financial solvency of capitated/delegated physician groups; expansion into direct contracting with ERISA plans; and broad issues such as advocacy on ballot propositions and monitoring of pending legislative bills.

Federal Advocacy

APG is the leading voice of physician organizations delivering capitated, clinically integrated health services. Based in Washington, DC, our federal advocacy and policy team focuses on preserving and optimizing coordinated care delivery models, in particular Medicare Advantage. APG works with Congress, the administration, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS and the Innovation Center) to advocate for expanding and improving high-quality care and alternative payment models, including prepayment through capitation. APG members are invited to engage in select advocacy activities like testifying before Congress.

APG Education and Resources

The Learning Resource Library

For members-only access 24/7, we have consolidated educational materials and developed an online learning resource library where you can search, find, and filter APG resources at your convenience. Simply type in the word/phrase in the search box, and you will find the valuable resource you’ve been searching for all this time!

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Standards of Excellence™

Conducted annually, SOE® is a blueprint for assessing the tools and processes APG members have in place to meet the escalating expectations of health care purchasers and patients. The survey helps set the bar for health care consumers to evaluate a physician group’s technical quality, responsive patient experience, and affordability.

Risk Readiness Tool

APG has developed a risk readiness tool to help physicians and physician organizations prepare for delivering risk-based, coordinated care–no matter where you are on the journey from volume to value. This valuable tool contains a set of five essential checklists to assess your readiness for alternative payment models.

APM Guide

This compendium of case studies highlights APG’s member organizations’ robust experiences with a range of APMs. The vignettes highlight the payment foundation for risk-based coordinated care in Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plan relationships with physician organizations.

Clinical Quality Leadership Forum

The Clinical Quality Leadership Forum focuses primarily on the content and weighting of the annual Standards of Excellence™ coordinated care survey. The forum also discusses topics of clinical importance related to physician group quality improvement and physician leadership development.

Case Studies in Excellence

APG annually releases this highly effective tool when demonstrating what coordinated care systems can accomplish through innovation on a wide array of services. Created in 2011, the publication features select examples of creative and effective initiatives implemented by our organizational members, and this vehicle for sharing best practices has also stimulated a good deal of innovation throughout our membership.

Core Quality Measure Collaborative

The Core Measures Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder effort including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the National Quality Forum (NQF) and physicians, consumers, and purchaser representatives. America’s Physician Groups sits on the steering committee to work with cross-sectional industry partners to bring alignment to quality measurement and reporting across payers and programs.

National Opioid Crisis

We have an opioid epidemic in our country, affecting millions of Americans and their families. APG is committed to educating our members on best practices to help fight the country’s prescription opioid crisis. We have created an opioid guide to help support this national health care movement.

IHA California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas

There is wide variation in health care costs and quality throughout our country. In California, there is now widely published data to support how key quality performance and cost measures are widely superior in HMO products when measured against PPO products. This alone affects 30 million Californians on a multi-payer platform with commercial insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal data.

APG Leadership and Networking

APG is the leader in the health care industry for promoting, understanding and teaching value-based care and payment throughout the country. We are the leader in the movement from volume to value, pioneering the path toward risk-based, coordinated care. Through our extensive network, which was built upon decades of successful delegation and capitation in California, we equip our members with strong contracting knowledge, along with best practices for proven models of care coordination. Having access to the expertise and uncompromised leadership of our members is one of the true benefits of membership–all without paying a hefty consulting fee. For those looking for consultants to help on specific, time-sensitive projects, we have a strong consulting faculty that is available exclusively for APG members.

APG National Meetings and Committees

APG members have the opportunity to meet at least quarterly and to participate in a variety of coalitions, forums, and committees on topics of interest and by geographic area. Regional meetings take place in the following regions: Hawaii, Southern California, Northern California, Northwest, Puerto Rico, Southeast, and Texas. Additionally, we have several coalitions focused on a particular topic or value-based care model, such as Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, along with several forums focused on educational and learning efforts in key areas.

Member Pricing for APG Conferences

APG members receive special registration rates at APG’s two signature conferences. APG’s Spring Conference is the nation’s premier event for physician groups and independent practice associations. The conference features experts from across all health care sectors. The conference provides exceptional opportunities to meet with physicians and executives from top-performing physician organizations, health plans, and hospitals. The APG Fall Conference in Washington, DC, offers content-rich sessions with prominent health care policymakers, executives, and physicians discussing the move toward risk-based payment in traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and other APM models.

Group Purchasing Program

APG members enjoy the benefits of a strong group purchasing program, receiving preferred services and pricing.

Special APG Programs

From time to time, APG hosts additional member-only events such as summits, webinars, workshops, and VIP gatherings, highlighting specific and timely topics of interest in health care.