Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Don Crane, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups (APG), on the confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
“APG congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her appointment as the next head of CMS.
“We look forward to working with Ms. Brooks-LaSure as she leads CMS efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic, expand affordable healthcare, and promote equity within healthcare.
“APG members are especially eager to work with CMS on addressing the many challenges within our healthcare system, strengthening Medicare Advantage, and lowering our nation’s healthcare costs by continuing to move toward value-based care and away from expensive and wasteful fee-for-service care.
“As the largest association of physician groups practicing risk-based coordinated care, APG and its members believe strongly in and are committed to reimbursement systems such as capitation and holding physicians accountable for care, coordination, and quality to improve patient health.”
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About America’s Physician Groups
America’s Physician Groups is a national association representing more than 340 physician groups with approximately 195,000 physicians providing care to nearly 45 million patients. APG’s tagline, ‘Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,’ represents our members’ vision to move from the antiquated, dysfunctional fee-for-service reimbursement system to a clinically integrated, value-based healthcare system where physician groups are accountable for the coordination, cost, and quality of patient care. Visit us at www.apg.org.
Contact: Greg Phillips, APG Director of Communications, 202-770-1901, firstname.lastname@example.org