California’s Largest Physician Organization Conference, May 18-19

National Health Policy Leaders Join California’s Physician Groups in Palm Desert to Address
Market Consolidation, Healthcare Reform and Coverage Expansion

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- California Association of Physician Groups:


    2012 California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) Annual Healthcare Conference. Several of the nation’s top experts on health policy and politics will join 1,400 physicians, healthcare professionals and health plan executives. More than 20 breakout sessions will address some of California’s most pressing healthcare issues.


May 18-19 at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Hotel in Palm Desert, CA.



8 am – 9:45 am -- Donald Berwick, MD – Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and Professor at the Harvard Medical School.

10:15 am – 11:30 am -- Harold Miller – Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform; President/CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement; and Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.

1 pm – 2:15 pm -- Shannon Brownlee – Nationally recognized expert on American healthcare reform, Acting Director of the New America Foundation Health Policy Program in Washington, D.C.; author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer; named the best economics book of the year by New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt.


8:15 am – 10:15 am -- Healthcare Panel including Ann Boynton, Deputy Executive Officer, Benefits Administration, California Public Employees’ Retirement System; John Jenrette, MD, CEO, Sharp Community Medical Group; Bruce Bodaken, Chairman, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California; Thomas M. Priselac, President/CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems. Moderated by Donald Crane, President and CEO of the California Association of Physician Groups.

For more information about the CAPG Healthcare Conference call (213) 624-2274 or go to: To schedule interviews with conference speakers contact Lisa Freeman at (916) 444-8801.

About CAPG

The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) represents groups that employ or contract with nearly 60,000 California doctors and provide care to 15 million Californians.


for CAPG
Kris Deutschman, 916-444-8801
cell: 916-425-7174
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  General Health  Managed Care