Group Practice Journal

October 2018


Case Study
Joint Venture
Featuring Steven J. Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Transforming total joint replacement care at Michigan Medicine

Notes from the Front Line
Interviews with AMGA site visit staff reveal how groups are improving quality through AMGA initiatives

Some Assembly Required
Featuring Beth Averbeck, M.D., and Leslie Dockan, R.N., M.H.A.
Building and sustaining high-functioning care teams at HealthPartners

No Easy Access
By Elizabeth W. Woodcock, M.B.A., FACMPE, CPC
Is failure embedded in our current system?

Best Practices
Prescription for Success
Featuring Kent Hu, M.D., M.P.H., and Dianna Chamblin, M.D.
Lessons from The Everett Clinic on how to improve opioid prescribing at your organization

Tech Talk
The Pursuit of Happiness
By Aaron Clifford Strategies for improving your online reputation


Publisher’s Comment
Culture: The Special Ingredient in Value
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
Moving to value-based care requires a safe and open learning environment

In Washington
Moving the Mountain
By Darryl M. Drevna, M.A., and Sarah Skirmont
CMS emphasizes administrative burden reduction in rulemaking

Industry Insights
Closing Time?
Various risk factors contribute to hospital closures

Foundation Cornerstone
Time to Act
National day of action mobilizes diabetes care teams

Thought Leader
Evidence for Value
An interview with AMGA’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer Dr. John K. Cuddeback

October 2018 GPJ