by Stephani Simmons
September 8, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Don Crane is the President and CEO of CAPG, a national professional association composed of physician groups dedicated to coordinated, accountable 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 national healthcare reform and represent the care model and payment methodologies adopted by federal legislation for the entire nation.
Mr. Crane joined CAPG in 2001 and has served as President and CEO since that time. During his tenure CAPG has expanded from being a division of a regional hospital trade association consisting of 40 member groups to a national professional association consisting of more than 250 physician organizations. CAPG now has members with practices in 45 states and has become a leading voice in advocacy on both state and federal levels. With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CAPG maintains advocacy offices in Sacramento, California, and Washington, DC.
CAPG’s mission is to provide advocacy and education for accountable physician groups, and to lead the coordinated care movement across the nation. In that quest CAPG 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 CAPG members as faculty in the many educational programs the association is offering, including CAPG 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 CAPG Health, 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.