CAPG applauds introduction of bipartisan bill to test capitation in traditional Medicare

National Association welcomes legislation to create patient care networks to advance coordinated care for seniors.

Washington, DC—CAPG, the leading U.S. professional association for physician groups practicing capitated, coordinated care, enthusiastically welcomed legislation that will create the opportunity for physician organizations to take prepaid capitation in traditional Medicare.

On June 14, Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced H.R. 5841, which would create and test new “patient care networks” (PCNs). The new PCNs represent the next potential step in the evolution of the accountable care organization (ACO), moving away from its current reliance on flawed fee-for-service payment models and toward advanced methods of payment in traditional Medicare.

“Our physicians are encouraged by each opportunity to expand access to high quality, coordinated, and most importantly patient-centered care,” said CAPG’s President and CEO, Donald H. Crane. “We’re thrilled to see bipartisan progress on this important next step in transforming care delivery.”

About CAPG

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. Our members have successfully operated under this budget-responsible model for more than two decades. For more information, please visit