Statement from APG President and CEO on Nomination of Xavier Becerra to Lead HHS

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Don Crane, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups (APG), on the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“APG congratulates Xavier Becerra on his nomination by President-Elect Joe Biden to be the next HHS Secretary. APG shares Mr. Becerra’s commitment to protecting and improving access to affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans.

“We look forward to working with Attorney General Xavier Becerra in his role as Secretary at HHS to continue building on the progress that has been made in expanding value-based healthcare and moving away from fee-for-service. 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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