October 27, 2022
Washington, DC – America’s Physician Groups (APG) is pleased to announce that Susan M. Huang, MD, MS, has been named APG’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Huang, a board-certified internist, will start in her position with APG on October 30.
As CMO, and as a key member of APG’s leadership team, Dr. Huang will be the lead contact with APG’s more than 330 member organizations on clinical matters related to their participation in value-based care. Along with APG’s Washington, DC-based and California-based policy and advocacy teams, she will also serve as lead clinical liaison with federal and state agencies, hospitals and health systems, health plans, and other organizations. Dr. Huang will oversee the collection and sharing of APG member best practices and analyses of member data demonstrating APG groups’ strong performance and accountability for costs and quality of care.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Huang, who brings a broad and deep perspective on the clinical aspects of value-based care to the position of APG’s CMO,” said Susan Dentzer, MS, APG’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining APG, Dr. Huang was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Aledade, Inc., leading the strategy, design, and implementation of clinical care models supporting Aledade’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) in 34 states. These Aledade-supported ACOs in turn touched more than 1.7 million patients, 11,000 physicians, and 1,200 independent primary care practices and community health centers, giving Dr. Huang “phenomenal direct experience in how organizations make the transition from volume to value,” Dentzer said.
Dr. Huang also has experience on the payer side of health care, and a passion for the all-important safety net. Before Dr. Huang’s work at Aledade, she was CMO at the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) (2018-2020), where she oversaw health services operations and business functions of HPSM’s 130,000 Medicaid and dual-eligible Medicaid/Medicare beneficiaries. Dr. Huang has also held leadership positions at Brown & Toland Physicians based in Oakland, CA, and Asian Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center, also in Oakland.
Dr. Huang earned her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine from the University of California-San Francisco. She received her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She will be based in the Bay Area of California, and will travel frequently to Washington, DC, as well as to the locations of APG member organizations nationwide.
“It is a great privilege to be able to help assist in, and amplify, the innovations and new care models of APG member organizations across the country,” said Dr. Huang. “Additionally, this role with APG offers an extraordinary opportunity to help bring more value-based care to vulnerable and underserved communities. I am extremely excited to join APG to support APG members and partners in accelerating delivery and payment transformation, and to advance health equity, achieve better health outcomes, and obtain far better value for the money spent.”
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About America’s Physician Groups
America’s Physician Groups is a national association representing more than 335 physician groups with approximately 170,000 physicians providing care to nearly 90 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, email@example.com