Group Practice Journal

October 2015

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.

Publisher’s Comment
Join Us for AC16
By Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE

Industry Insights
When Will You Be Ready for Risk?

In Washington
Support for Improved Care Management and Coordination: AMGA Comments on Medicare Payment and Policy Proposals for 2016
By Karen E. Ferguson

A Bridge to the Future
CMS Program Spans Troubled Waters
By Richard Hodach, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Chronic Care Management (CCM) program provides a bridge from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Going At-Risk
A Vision for Connected Care
By Faron Thompson
Scottsdale Health Partners pioneers a value-based model and builds a new IT infrastructure.

One Size Fits All?
Unique RCM Needs; Shared Challenges, Solutions
By Kim Labow
Golden Empire Cardiology and Elkhart Clinic improve collections with a cloud-based patient-estimation solution.

Doing Well by Doing Right
Shared Decision-Making Proven Best Practices
By Peter Goldbach, M.D.
Our nation’s transition to a value-based reimbursement model is spurring renewed interest in shared decision-making.

Take a Hard Look
Assessing Your IT Network
By Kevin Torf
A well-crafted IT plan significantly improves how IT budgets are managed, maximizing the value of each investment.

Foundation Cornerstone
Call for Resources: AMGF’s National Diabetes Campaign

It Takes a Village: Integrating the Medical Neighborhood
By Emma Mandell and Lillian Lee-Chun
The medical neighborhood model comprises both primary and specialty care Primary Care Medical Home models.

October 2015 GPJ