Group Practice Journal

March 2016

New West Physicians’ Journey to Becoming a High-Performing Health System
Part 1: A Vision for Quality and Efficiency
By Ken Cohen, M.D., FACP
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.

Publisher’s Comment
AMGA’s Branding Journey
By Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE

Industry Insights
The Cost of Benefits

In Washington
Start of New Year Ushers in New Healthcare Policy Proposals
By David Introcaso and Darryl Drevna

Trends in Rising Executive and Leadership Compensation
Results from the AMGA 2015 Medical Group Executive and Leadership Compensation Survey
By Aaron Dobosenski and Alexander Yaffe
The article discusses survey results, including group demographics and changes in C-suite executive and other leadership pay.

Physician Burnout and Your Organization: A Barrier to Achieving the “Quadruple Aim”?
A Survey Explores Leaders’ Perspectives
By Karen Weiner, M.D., CPE
A survey of healthcare leaders across the nation looks at the impact of physician burnout on their organizations and what they are doing about it.

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.

Flipping the Model to Upfront Collections
By Tim Ledbetter
Granger Medical Clinic rethinks the revenue cycle to address increased patient responsibility for payment.

Foundation Cornerstone
The Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Transforming Health Care

Shifting Away from the Status Quo
Reinventing the Primary Care Practice
By Susan Corneliuson, M.H.S., FACHE
Understanding each physician’s panel and the unique patients who comprise the panel is key to success in this evolving healthcare environment.

March 2016 GPJ