AMGA CEO Dr. Jerry Penso Appointed to AHRQ National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

Alexandria, VA – AMGA is pleased to announce that President and CEO Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The council provides advice and recommendations on priorities for a national health services research agenda to AHRQ’s director and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“I am honored to be chosen to serve on AHRQ’s National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality,” said Dr. Penso. “AMGA members are the vanguard of value-based care, known for their innovative research and superior quality care. I look forward to sharing their strategies and perspectives for improving operational efficiencies and achieving clinical excellence and helping AHRQ serve as a catalyst for essential advancements in moving our healthcare system to value.”

The council is made up of private-sector experts who contribute a varied perspective on the healthcare system and the most important questions that AHRQ's research should address in order to promote improvements in the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice. Private-sector members are appointed by the Secretary of HHS to serve a three-year term. Private-sector members represent insurance plans, providers, purchasers, consumers, and researchers.


About AMGA
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of our members’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high quality, high-value care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.


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