|[January 16, 2013]
KP Public Affairs Announces Expanded Healthcare Practice and Addition of Bryce Docherty
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
KP Public Affairs is pleased to announce the expansion of its healthcare
services and addition of Bryce Docherty to the firm's lobbying team. Mr.
Docherty specializes in advocacy of healthcare and medical interests
before all areas of California state government. He was most recently
President & CEO of The Docherty Group, and will merge his firm and
clients into KP's practice.
It is anticipated that healthcare will be a leading issue in the policy
arena for 2013. In the coming months, efforts to implement the Federal
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will intensify and key
policy decisions will be up for discussion - in California and
nationwide. Furthermore, there is debate regarding changes in the
Medi-Cal Program and implementation of the California Health Benefit
KP is well-suited to work with healthcare stakeholders that will want to
be engaged with the Legislature, Governor Brown,Department of Heath
Care Services (DHCS) and other regulatory and oversight bodies in terms
of how they plan to establish access and quality care metrics and how to
evaluate overall performance of these transitions over the course of
"We understand the central role that healthcare policy will take in the
legislative discussion this coming year, so we are excited to grow our
expertise and capabilities in this domain," said Michael Burns, managing
partner of KP Public Affairs.
Mr. Docherty will lead KP's representation of several clients including
the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons,
California Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, California Ambulatory
Surgery Association, and Surgical Care Affiliates.
"Bryce is recognized as an expert in the healthcare advocacy arena, and
has a strong track record of successfully shaping policy and budget
issues related to health services and government program
implementation," said Burns.
Mr. Docherty also currently serves as Executive Director of the
California Orthotic & Prosthetic Association and is an Adjunct Professor
at Touro University specializing in grassroots lobbying and the
importance of political advocacy. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr.
Docherty was the Associate Director of Government Relations for the
California Medical Association. He also has experience before the
Michigan Legislature as a legislative advocate for the Michigan State
Information on KP's professional staff, services and expertise can be
found at www.ka-pow.com.
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