America’s Physician Groups: CMS’s “Making Care Primary” Model “Vital to Stimulating Spread of Value-Based Care”

June 8, 2023

Washington, DC – The following statement can be attributed to Susan Dentzer, President and CEO, America’s Physician Groups (APG).

“America’s Physician Groups salutes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on its announcement today of the Making Care Primary Model, which will launch in 2024. Holding primary care physicians accountable for costs and quality is central to achieving the promise of value-based health care. It’s therefore important to continue to provide accessible “on ramps” for small practices to enable them to make what could otherwise be a difficult transition for them.

“We at APG are especially excited that Track 1 of the model is explicitly designed for federally qualified health centers, which serve some of the nation’s most vulnerable patients. The model seeks to align payment across Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payment where possible. These approaches are also vital to stimulating the spread of value-based care.

“Long-term models such as this one, which will last up to 10 years, will offer stability to participants and may therefore ensure greater participation. APG’s members are value sophisticates, and we look forward to one day welcoming veterans of the Making Care Primary model into our membership ranks once they have mastered the basics of value and can flourish in that environment.”

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About America’s Physician Groups
America’s Physician Groups is a national association representing approximately 360 physician groups with approximately 170,000 physicians providing care to nearly 90 million patients. APG’s motto, ‘Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,’ represents our members’ commitment to clinically integrated, coordinated, value-based healthcare in which physician groups are accountable for the costs and quality of patient care. Visit us at


Contact: Greg Phillips, APG Director of Communications, 202-770-1901,