Medical Group Leaders Take to Capitol Hill to Meet with Members of Congress

AMGA Capitol Hill Day Gathers Prominent Healthcare Systems for Concerted Lobbying Effort

Article ID: 619109

Released: 11-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

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Newswise — Washington, DC – The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is gathering representatives from medical groups and health systems around the country in Washington, DC today and tomorrow for AMGA’s 9th Annual Capitol Hill Day. These medical group executives will meet with their members of Congress and discuss issues and legislation that have an impact on their organization’s ability to provide safe, effective, and efficient care to the patients they serve.

AMGA’s Capitol Hill Day provides AMGA members with a chance to interact with their elected officials and advocate for issues of importance to medical groups and other organized systems of care. AMGA staff brief participants on relevant topics and assist in scheduling meetings. Leaders from the following groups are attending and scheduled to meet with their members of Congress and their staff:

• Atrius Health, Newton, MA• Aurora Advanced Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI• Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI• Austin Diagnostic Clinic, P.A., Austin, TX• Austin Regional Clinic, P.A., Austin, TX• Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH• Crystal Run Healthcare, Middletown, NY• Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Bedford, NH• Essentia Health System, Duluth, MN• IU Health, Indianapolis, IN• Lahey Health, Burlington, MA• Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI• Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN• McFarland Clinic PC, Marshalltown, IA• MedStar Medical Group, Columbia, MD• Mercy, Springfield, MO• Meridian Practice Institute, Neptune, NJ• Mount Kisco Medical Group, Mount Kisco, NY• Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Gainesville, GA• Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA• Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, MN• Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR• PeaceHealth Medical Group, Vancouver, WA• Prevea Health Services, Green Bay, WI• Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, IL• Spectrum Health Medical Group, Grand Rapids, MI• Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA• The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA• The Iowa Clinic, P.C., Des Moines, IA• The Jackson Clinic, P.A., Jackson, TN• The Permanente Federation , Oakland, CA• The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA• UnityPoint Clinic, West Des Moines, IA• University of Utah Community Clinics, Salt Lake City, UT• USMD Holdings, Inc., Irving, TX• Watson Clinic, LLP, Lakeland, FL• Wilmington Health, Wilmington, NC

“AMGA thanks all Capitol Hill Day participants for contributing their time and efforts to help AMGA better educate Members of Congress about the key issues and priorities for multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer. “We have found this program increases our members’ engagement in the legislative process and helps them build relationships with their elected officials, which can only lead to a more responsive and educated Congress and better care for patients nationwide.”

About AMGAThe American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing medical groups, health systems, and other organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated delivery systems. AMGA is a leading voice in advocating for efficient, team-based, and accountable care. AMGA members encompass all models of organized systems of care in the healthcare industry, including: physician-owned, independent group practices, integrated delivery systems, hospital-affiliated medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), academic and faculty practices, accountable care organizations, and high-performing health systems. More than 150,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.


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