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Medical Practice and Quality Committee


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.


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.

2015-16 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

Alice L. Fuisz, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
(Governor) District of Columbia
Managing Partner
Washington Internists Group, L.L.C.
Washington, DC
Specialty: IM

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP
(Governor) New Mexico
Gallup Indian Medical Center
Gallup, NM
Specialty: IM

Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP
Associate Dean, UNDSMHS
Dept Chair, Clinic Internal Medicine
Sanford Health System
Fargo, ND
Specialties: IM, GER

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

Mary M. Newman, MD, MACP
Lutherville, MD
Specialty: IM

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

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

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

Adrienne L. Clark, MD (CRFM)
Los Angeles, CA

Staff Liaison: Shari Erickson SErickson@acponline.org

Page updated: 04-17-15

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