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Medical Practice and Quality Committee

Charge

Recommend to the Board of Regents national, state or local policies on (1) improvement of access, payment, coverage, coding, documentation, and medical review; (2) development of a national health information infrastructure; (3) implementation of health information technology in internists' offices. Develop programs to support the quality, safety and affordability of patient care. Represent ACP to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and advise the BOR of the agency's perspectives.

Composition (12)

Chair, who is a Regent; Vice-Chair, who is a Governor; Chair of Coding and Payment Subcommittee; nine members to include at least one Regent, at least one Governor, one Resident/Fellow member and one Early Career Physician member.

Terms

Chair, Vice Chair, members-at-large serve one year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents.

2016-17 Members

Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP, Chair (Regent)
Full-Time Private Practice
Northeast Medical Group of Yale-New Haven Health System
Associate Clinical Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Specialties: IM, RHU

Christina Reimer, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) Colorado
Primary Care Physician
Poudre Valley Internists
University of Colorado Health
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty:  IM

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP (Regent)
Division of Hospital Medicine
Dept of Internal Medicine
Univ of New Mexico School of Med
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: IM

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, FACP (Regent)
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown Univ
Governor St. Primary Care Center
University Medicine Foundation
Providence, RI
Specialty:  IM

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP (Regent)
Managing Partner
McDuffie Medical Associates
Thomson, GA
Specialty: IM

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP
(Governor)  Florida
Coral Springs, FL
Specialty:  IM

Christine S. Hunter, MD, FACP
Arlington, VA
Specialty: IM

Michael (Doug) Leahy, MD, MACP
Summit Medical Group
Powell, TN
Specialty: IM

Michael D. Mignoli, MD, FACP
Lone Tree, CO
Specialty: IM

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP
Nashville, TN
Specialty:  IM

Charles Michael Soppet, MD, FACP
Dothan, AL
Specialty: IM

LCDR Mark P. Tschanz, MC, USN, FACP (CECP)
San Diego, CA
Specialty: IM

Deep Shah, MD, MSc (CRFM)
Atlanta, GA

Staff Liaison: Shari Erickson SErickson@acponline.org