by Stephani Simmons
September 8, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer,
America’s Physician Groups
Don Crane is the President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups, the nation’s leading professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing coordinated care. It is the nation’s largest trade association that explicitly promotes capitation as the payment model for its members, all of whom accept various forms of risk-based capitation or other population-based payment. These groups are in the forefront of the healthcare reform and represent the care model and payment methodologies adopted by federal legislation for the entire nation.
Mr. Crane has served as President and CEO of the organization since 2001. During his tenure America’s Physician Groups has expanded from being a division of a regional hospital trade association consisting of 40 member groups to a national professional association consisting of nearly 300 physician organizations in 45 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Under Mr. Crane’s leadership, America’s Physician Groups has become a leading voice in federal and California advocacy.
America’s Physician Groups’ mission is to provide advocacy and education for physicians, and to lead the coordinated care movement across the nation. In that quest America’s Physician Groups has embarked on an extensive educational effort to spread and scale the experience of its members in the delivery of risk-based coordinated care. This work involves tapping the acumen of the organization’s members as faculty in a wide variety of educational programs, including conferences in California and Washington, D.C., and regional meetings in multiple locations around the country.
A seasoned healthcare attorney, Mr. Crane has served as corporate counsel for several major integrated health systems. Mr. Crane speaks regularly on healthcare issues to a wide variety of physician groups, hospitals, and other professional meetings. He is a
frequent guest lecturer on healthcare management issues to graduate students at major universities.
Mr. Crane serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition on Health Care. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of America’s Physician Groups, a magazine that reports on business trends, legislation, and industry initiatives impacting coordinated care.
In 2016 Mr. Crane received the prestigious Mathies Award for Vision and Excellence in Healthcare Leadership.
Mr. Crane received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Loyola University of Los Angeles