Anders leads the Association's advocacy efforts in Washington to help medical group practices meet the challenges posed by today's rapidly evolving health care marketplace. He rejoined MGMA in late 2007 after five years as assistant director of federal affairs for the American Medical Association. In that capacity he lobbied on a range of federal policy issues, including health care quality, pay-for-performance, information technology, patient safety, antitrust and the uninsured.
From 1997-2003 he held several positions in MGMA Government Affairs, including congressional liaison and government affairs representative for the eastern and southern sections. From 1992-1995, Anders worked for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, where he served as an analyst on the professional staff of the House Aging and Youth Committee.
Anders holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, and a master's degree in government administration from the Fels Center for Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.