APG Statement on Nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to Head CMS

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Don Crane, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups (APG), on the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

“APG congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her nomination by President Joe Biden to be the next Administrator of CMS. Ms. Brooks-LaSure is an outstanding choice to lead this critically important federal healthcare agency that serves more than 130 million Americans. Our nation is immersed in a continuing drive to bring value into healthcare, and Ms. Brooks-LaSure is well prepared to lead that effort.

“As the largest national association of physician groups practicing accountable, coordinated care, APG looks forward to working with Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and CMS to make our healthcare delivery system accountable for the cost and quality of healthcare. APG is eager to work with CMS on accelerating the movement to value-based care, strengthening Medicare Advantage to drive better value for older adults, and lowering our nation’s healthcare costs.”

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About America’s Physician Groups

America’s Physician Groups is a not-for-profit, mission-driven association organized to assist accountable physician groups to improve the quality and value of healthcare provided to patients. America’s Physician Groups represents and supports physician groups that assume responsibility for clinically integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated healthcare on behalf of our patients. Visit us at www.apg.org.

Contact: Greg Phillips, APG Director of Communications, 202-770-1901, gphillips@apg.org