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American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Announces Scott Hines, M.D, as Chair of AMGA Public Policy Committee


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American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Announces Scott Hines, M.D, as Chair of AMGA Public Policy Committee

Middletown, N.Y. – April 1, 2015 AMGA is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hines, M.D. as Chair of the AMGA Public Policy Committee (PPC). Dr. Hines serves as Chief Quality Officer and Medical Director of Crystal Run Healthcare’s medical specialties division in Middletown, NY. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and completed his Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“Dr. Hines has a proven track record of advocacy for medical groups and providing valuable insight on healthcare policy issues,” said Chet Speed, AMGA’s Vice President for Public Policy.  “Dr. Hines is a practicing physician and understands the need, and challenges, in transitioning to a value based healthcare system.  We look forward to his leadership of the Public Policy Committee.  AGMA’s Public Policy Committee sets the advocacy and policy agenda for AMGA and works closely with AMGA Public Policy Department to develop policy and to advocate for the medical group model.

About AMGA
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. More than 160,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately 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.


About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multispecialty group practice with over 300 providers in over 40 medical specialties and more than 20 practice locations in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition to accreditation by The Joint Commission, Crystal Run is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice is among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Crystal Run Healthcare achieved NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation in 2012, becoming the first health care organization to be so designated in New York State and among the first six in the United States. Leveraging its ACO experience, Crystal Run has entered into value-based care/shared savings arrangements with numerous commercial payers and a Medicaid Managed Care organization. As a result, contracts which reward Crystal Run for health outcomes now cover approximately 50 percent of the group’s attributed primary care patients. Crystal Run has demonstrated its ability to manage population health, improving quality while simultaneously lowering per capita cost for the patients it serves. Crystal Run Healthcare and Mount Sinai Health System have recently announced the established the Mount Sinai-Crystal Run Alliance for Healthcare Transformation, a groundbreaking partnership in which the participants will share and implement best practices, invest and share financial and intellectual resources, strengthen provider networks, and employ innovative approaches to the creation of health care value—all in furtherance of the “Triple Aim” of Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Cost. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.703.6999.