PAI’s mission underscores the organization’s advocacy efforts “to advance fair and transparent payment policies and contractual practices by payers and others in order to sustain the profession of medicine for the benefit of patients.”

PAI is working to advance this mission through advocacy focused on three main fronts:

  • Health plan advocacy – Working directly with payers to address issues and problems.
  • Government advocacy – Focused legislative and regulatory initiatives at the national and state levels to achieve fairer and more transparent contracting and payment policies.
  • Health system/employed physician advocacy – Working to identify and share best contracting strategies and other policies that benefit health system physicians.

For information about the PAI’s advocacy agenda generally or specific PAI initiatives, please contact Kelly Kenney, PAI Counsel at