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California Physician Groups Support Confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner
[February 08, 2013]

California Physician Groups Support Confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

California Association of Physician Groups:

Statement from Donald Crane
President and CEO
California Association of Physician Groups

"The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) encourages the Senate to confirm Marilyn Tavenner, the President's nominee for Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In her role as Acting Administrator she has worked skillfully to navigate the challenges facing Medicare and Medicaid and she is the right person to oversee Medicare and Medicaid in the coming years.

"A number of critical issues face the healthcare system in the years ahead, including the ongoing implementation of deliery system reforms such as accountable care organizations, state Medicaid expansions, and health exchanges. Ms. Tavenner has demonstrated a keen ability to work effectively with stakeholders during this critical phase of systemic change. Having a permanent Administrator in this position will provide valuable stability as the industry undergoes significant transformation to ensure access to high quality care for expanding Medicare and Medicaid populations. We look forward to her speedy confirmation."

About CAPG

The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) represents 150 groups that employ or contract with nearly 60,000 California doctors and provide care to 18 million Californians. CAPG is committed to improving healthcare for Californians and supports a progressive and organized system of healthcare delivery, which focuses on coordinated treatment plans and comprehensive coverage, including the most current preventive services and exams. This allows physicians to focus on illness prevention and proactive management of patients in order to maintain their optimum level of health.

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