LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other reform initiatives, more and more physician groups are gearing up to move into greater risk-bearing arrangements. But some are just learning how to successfully make the transition. That’s why CAPG Consulting was formed. It brings the best and brightest together with the knowledge and expertise to guide physician groups as they venture into risk-based care.
“CAPG is fortunate to have a group of highly experienced, recently retired CEOs of prominent physician organizations from across the nation ready and willing to help in this extraordinary journey toward risk,” said Don Crane, CAPG CEO and President. “They’ve learned what works and what doesn’t—sometimes the hard way. With decades of service to their healthcare communities, they are in a position to help others succeed because they strongly believe risk-based care offers the best outcomes and highest value for patients.”
Federal and state governments are accelerating the pace toward alternative payment models (APMs), which, in turn, is creating greater demand for education and support on how to transition toward two-sided financial risk arrangements. According to CAPG, risk-based APMs have the potential to align incentives for the right care, encourage preventive services, and improve treatment for patients with chronic conditions. MACRA has strong potential to rapidly move the delivery system in this direction.
Added Crane, “We put demand and supply together and the answer seemed clear to us in launching CAPG Consulting. It will be a valuable resource and our team welcomes the opportunity to work with those who want to make the transition to risk.”
CAPG is the nation’s leading association for and the voice of physician organizations practicing capitated, coordinated care. Its membership comprises more than 250 multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) across 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CAPG members strongly believe that comprehensive, accountable, risk-based coordinated care provides the highest quality, most efficient delivery, and greatest value for patients. Many of our members have successfully operated under this budget-responsible model for more than two decades. For more information, please visit www.capg.org.