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9 October 2015

Two AMGA Board Members to Serve on the Physician-Focused Model Technical Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced that Grace Terrell, MD, MMM, President and CEO of Cornerstone Health Care, and Jeffrey W. Bailet, MD, President of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, will serve on the Physician-Focused Model Technical Advisory Committee, which will provide comments and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding physician payment models. The Committee was established as part of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform bill that passed Congress earlier this year, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Dr. Terrell and Dr. Bailet are American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Board Members and AMGA’s President and CEO previously wrote letters to GAO in support of their nominations.

“Drs. Terrell and Bailet are extremely talented, and I am pleased that they will be advising the Administration on payment policy in a post-SGR world,” said Donald W. Fisher, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Group Association. “Drs.  Terrell and Bailet have made significant contributions to the AMGA Board, and I am confident they will make significant contributions as we transition to a value-based healthcare system. To be selected from so many qualified candidates is a real honor,” continued Fisher.

Dr. Terrell, a doctor of internal medicine, is President and CEO of Cornerstone Health Care, a multispecialty medical group of more than 375 physicians and advanced practice providers in central North Carolina. She is a Director on AMGA’s board. Dr. Terrell received her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bailet, an otolaryngologist, serves as President of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, a multispecialty medical group consisting of 1,700 physicians, since 2006. He is currently serving as Secretary of the AMGA Board. Dr. Bailet received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

About the American Medical Group Association
The American Medical Group Association 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 170,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (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.