GPJ Articles

Group Practice Journal publishes member best practices in MA.

Warning: Some Forms of Value Contracts Can Be Hazardous to Your Group’s Health
Featuring Robert E. Matthews
PriMed Physicians’ Vice President for Quality examines the challenges of securing a good value agreement and the necessity of avoiding bad value contracts.
September 2017

What You Need to Know about Medicare Advantage
New West Physicians and St. Luke’s Clinic Share Their Experiences
Leaders from two healthcare organizations-one new to Medicare Advantage (MA), and one a longstanding MA participant-advise groups on how to measure their MA readiness.
June 2016

MACRA: Are You Ready for Risk?
Time to Prepare Far-Reaching Changes in Physician Payment
By Chester A. Speed, J.D., LL.M., and Darryl M. Drevna
AMGA’s regulatory experts offer a primer on what medical groups can expect from the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and how they can prepare for taking on risk.
June 2016

Bridging the Volume-to-Value Gap
How to Manage Upsides and Downsides
By Jeb Dunkelberger, M.Sc.
We must build a business plan that supports a predominantly fee-for-service business model and simultaneously develop the competencies needed for future success in value-based reimbursement.
April 2016

From Volume to Value
Thriving While Transitioning
By Michelle Burris, M.B.A., CMPE
Value-based revenue is available to facilitate the necessary transition from volume to value.
March 2016

Cornerstone Health Care: Becoming a Value-Driven Healthcare Delivery System
Part 1: Improving Our Patients’ Experience and Outcomes
By Grace Terrell, M.D.
Part 2: 2015 Acclaim Award Recipient’s Vision in Action
The organization highlights two major components that were part of their plan to transform the way they deliver health care.
February 2016

Where Knowledge Is Power
Evaluating Risk Contract Profitability
By Ifrad Islam and Laurence Eng
Evaluating contract performance using allocated operating cost is revealing and thought-provoking.
October 2015

Climbing the Mountain: Implementing Innovative Leadership, Population Health, and Disease Management
2014 Acclaim Award Honoree Wellmont Medical Associates’ Journey
WMA embarks on a robust three-year plan to strengthen their leadership and professional management and to achieve tighter integration.
July/August 2015

From Battered and Bombarded
Physicians Thrive with Value-Based Reimbursement
By Steven R. Stout
Groups like Pioneer Medical Group are finding success in value-based reimbursement.
Nov/Dec 2014