Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Don Crane, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups (APG), on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
“APG congratulates Xavier Becerra on his confirmation as the next HHS Secretary.
“Mr. Becerra takes the reins of HHS at a critical time as our nation pushes past this horrific COVID-19 pandemic and millions continue to suffer from disparities in care. APG is committed to working with HHS to protect and improve access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for all Americans, both now and post-pandemic.
“We look forward to working with Mr. Becerra and HHS on ways to accelerate the movement toward value-based care models and away from our unaffordable and dysfunctional fee-for-service healthcare system to reach this goal.”
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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