APG Committees

Our members can learn and share knowledge and resources through a variety of committee and regional meetings. These meetings take place regularly across the country and help address focused topics and regional issues of member groups.

Advocacy Committee

Staff Coordinator: Margaret Peterson, Director of Federal Affairs

The APG Advocacy Committee meets five times annually (twice in person) to better educate our members on what’s happening in the health policy space in Washington, D.C. and why it matters to them.  In addition to ongoing educational efforts including Webinar Wednesdays and APG’s Deep Dive presentations, the Advocacy Committee offers members an additional opportunity to hear directly from congressional and administration staff and the APG D.C. team.

 

Alternative Payment Model (APM) Committee

Staff Coordinator: Valinda Rutledge, Vice President of Federal Affairs

In response to the federal government’s push toward APMs, America’s Physician Groups has a Medicare Alternative Payment Model (APM) Committee to take a closer look at Medicare’s APM options and related policy considerations and to offer a forum for its members to share their APM experiences.

 

California Policy Committee

Staff Coordinator: Bill Barcellona, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

The Policy Committee is comprised of APG California-based Board members, who have voting rights to bind the Association to specific policy positions under our Bylaws. Each meeting features a two-hour in-person section with the Board members, and then a general, one-hour webinar and telephonic briefing to our general membership.

 

Clinical Quality Leadership (CQL) Committee

Staff Coordinator: Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, Chief Medical Officer

The Clinical Quality Leadership Committee is represented by senior clinical leaders of America’s Physician Groups’ physician organizations. The CQL is charged with the following duties:

  • Standards of Excellence: Oversee the content of the annual survey. Evaluate scoring distribution and recommend cutoffs to the Board of Directors.
  • Discuss pertinent topics of clinical importance as they relate to our country’s Triple Aim and physician organization quality improvement efforts.
  • Serve as a clinical leadership forum in which to address changing relationships in the healthcare industry and challenges to our nation’s healthcare reform.

 

Colorado Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Colorado Regional Meeting comprises administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other senior leaders of APG member physician organizations located in and near Colorado. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to work together to increase access, quality, and promotion of cost-effective healthcare. Unique challenges faced in the region are also discussed and addressed.

 

Contracts Committee

Staff Coordinator: Cassidy Tsay, MD, VP of Business Development

The mission of the Contracts Committee is to provide education and information about managed care contracts to members through contract analysis, recommend and develop educational programs to improve contracting skills and provide a forum for information-sharing within the law. The Committee will also coordinate with other Committees to suggest policy review as needed and will consult with health plans about contract innovation as requested by those plans. It is not the mission of the Committee to act as an attorney rendering legal advice to America’s Physician Groups’ members.

 

Executive Committee

Staff Coordinator: Don Crane, President and CEO

The Executive Committee oversees the administrative issues of America’s Physician Groups and reports to the Board on membership recruitment and admissions, budget and audit, the annual work plan, and helps the chair and staff develop the Association infrastructure. Between meetings of the Governing Board, the Executive Committee shall have and exercise the authority of the Board in the management of APG.

 

Federal Policy Committee

Staff Coordinator: Valinda Rutledge, Vice President of Federal Affairs

Federal Policy Committee meetings focus on technical suggestions to improve existing federal programs, laws, and regulations.  This includes providing the Federal Affairs staff with specific “real world” guidance and metrics on federal comment letters, exploring future advocacy priorities, and sharing updates on current policy or proposed changes from congressional and administrative staff.

 

General Membership Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

General Membership meetings provide APG members with a regional forum for educational programs and networking. General Membership meetings are open to all organizational members and partners.

 

Governing Board

Staff Coordinator: Don Crane, President and CEO

The Governing Board is the guiding body of America’s Physician Groups  activities. The Board approves members, budget and financials, and reviews/approves the major activities/focus of APG.

 

Human Resources Committee

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Human Resources Committee provides a forum for human resource issues affecting physician groups. The Committee also strives to assist member physician organizations in gaining a better understanding of market trends to provide a reference in the administration of compensation and benefits programs.

Participation on this Committee is open to America’s Physician Groups members and is encouraged for those interested in learning more about federal policy around APMs, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, and bundled payments.

 

Inland Empire Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Cassidy Tsay, MD, VP of Business Development

The Inland Empire Regional Meeting is comprised of administrators, CEOs, medical directors and other senior leaders of APG member physician organizations located in the Inland Empire. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy and identify opportunities to work together to increase access, quality and promotion of cost effective health care. Unique challenges faced in the Inland Empire are also discussed and addressed.

 

Midwest Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Midwest Regional Meetings convene administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other senior leadership of APG member groups in the Midwest. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing access, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare. Challenges unique to the Midwest region are also discussed and addressed.

 

Northern California General Membership Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Northern California General Membership Meetings provide APG members with a regional forum for educational programs and networking in Northern California. General Membership meetings are open to all organizational members and partners.

 

Northeast Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Northeast Regional Meetings convene administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other senior leadership of APG member groups in the Northeast. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing access, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare. Challenges unique to the Northeast region are also discussed and addressed.

 

Northwest Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Northwest Regional Meeting convenes administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other APG member group senior leadership in and around Seattle. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing access, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare. Challenges unique to the Northwest region are also discussed and addressed.

 

Pharmaceutical Care Committee

Staff Coordinator: David Gonzalez, Senior Legislative Advocate

The Pharmaceutical Care Committee is composed of pharmacists and physicians responsible for the varying aspects of pharmacy management within their respective physician organization. The purpose of the Committee is to inform, educate and share best practices around pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management with America’s Physician Groups members.

 

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Staff Coordinator: David Allen, Director of Communications

The Public Relations and Marketing Committee goal is to share best practices in public and media relations to help build awareness of America’s Physician Groups member medical groups and IPAs, as well as to promote consistent and positive messages on capitated, coordinated care.

 

Restricted License Committee

Staff Coordinator: Bill Barcellona, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

The “RKK Committee” is a separate body of APG members possessing or anticipating the Knox Keene Restricted License, that enables the entity to receive global capitation for institutional and professional services.  Membership is comprised of APG members who agree to pay a separate dues surcharge. The Committee educates policymakers and advocates for the expansion of this model. The Committee meets on a non-routine schedule.

 

San Diego Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The San Diego Regional Meeting is comprised of administrators, CEOs, medical directors and other senior leaders of APG member physician organizations located in San Diego. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy and identify opportunities to work together to increase access, quality and promotion of cost-effective health care. Unique challenges faced in San Diego are also discussed and addressed.

 

Southeast Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Southeast Regional Meeting convenes administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other senior leadership of APG member groups in the Southeast. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing access, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare. Challenges unique to the Southeast Region are also discussed and addressed.

 

Southern California General Membership Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Lura Hawkins, MBA, VP of Member Services

The Southern California General Membership Meetings provide APG members with a regional forum for educational programs and networking in Southern California. General Membership meetings are open to all organizational members and partners.

 

Southwest Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Cassidy Tsay, MD, VP of Business Development

The Southwest Regional Meeting convenes administrators, CEOs, medical directors and other APG member group senior leadership in the Phoenix area. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing healthcare access, quality, and cost effectiveness, and address challenges unique to the region.

 

State Government Programs Committee

Staff Coordinator: Bill Barcellona, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

The State Government Programs Committee is composed of member delegated risk-bearing organization representatives who primarily contract and care for more than 7 million Medi-Cal managed care enrollees throughout California. The Committee serves as a forum to share information, support America’s Physician Groups’ advocacy and identify opportunities to work together to increase access, quality and promotion of cost effective health care.

 

Texas Regional Meeting

Staff Coordinator: Cassidy Tsay, MD, VP of Business Development

The Texas Regional Meeting convenes administrators, CEOs, medical directors, and other senior leadership of APG member groups in Texas. The meetings serve as a forum to share information, support APG advocacy, and identify opportunities to collaborate on increasing access, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare. Challenges unique to Texas are also discussed and addressed.

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Committee and Regional Meetings

Our members can learn and share knowledge and resources through a variety of Committee and regional meetings

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America’s Physician Groups Consulting

America’s Physician Groups Consulting is a team of executives with decades of success in risk-based care delivery at leading physician organizations across the country.

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Alliances and Collaborations

America’s Physician Groups form strong alliances and collaborations with industry multi-stakeholders to inform important federal and state policies, improving quality of care and health outcomes for our patients.