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21 July 2014
AMGA Welcomes Two New Members to the Public Policy Department
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is pleased to announce the
addition of two new Directors of Government Relations to the public policy team.
As Directors of Government Relations, Grant Couch and Jamie Miller will
represent medical group interests before Congress, the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS), and other key federal agencies.
“I am very pleased that Grant and Jamie have joined the AMGA team”, said
Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., President and CEO of AMGA. “I’m confident they
will do an outstanding job of representing the interests of multi-specialty
medical groups before Congress and the Federal government.”
Grant Couch comes to AMGA from the American Society of Anesthesiologists
where he worked in Federal Affairs, advocating the Society’s policy positions in
front of both Congress and the Administration. Prior to that, Grant spent
six years in the office of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR)
where he worked on a variety of healthcare issues that came before the
Jamie Miller comes to AMGA from Premier, Inc., where he represented their
2,900 hospital members in front of key Congressional Committees as well as CMS.
Prior to that, Jamie worked in Congressional Affairs for the American College of
Emergency Physicians, and spent eight years in the office of Congressman Gresham
Barrett (R-SC) where he oversaw activities on the House Budget and the House
Energy and Commerce Committees on behalf of the Congressman.
“Grant and Jamie bring close to 15 years of Congressional experience to
AMGA’s public policy team, as well as significant association experience
representing health systems and physicians,” commented Chet Speed, AMGA’s VP for
Public Policy. “They will significantly increase our footprint on Capitol
Hill and with the Department of Health and Human Services.”
About American Medical Group Association
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents
medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation's
largest, most prestigious integrated health care delivery systems. More than
150,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing health care
services for 120 million patients (nearly one in three Americans). Headquartered
in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations,
providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy,
educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services
and financial and operations assistance. For more information, visit www.amga.org or
call (703) 838-0033.