Southeast Regional Meeting

2018 Southeast Regional Meeting
Greensboro, North Carolina
June 15, 2018
Supported by Abbvie, CTI, and Merck

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The Southeast Regional meeting is more than just a one-day seminar. By tapping into our community's wealth of knowledge and expertise, our regional programs offer you a unique mixture of cost-effective networking with health leaders in your area, as well as innovative educational content that provides you with proven solutions to advance your organization. As a reminder, registration is a complimentary benefit of AMGA membership!

This meeting will be held at the
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 West Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC

Friday, June 15

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Fred Horton, M.H.A., President, AMGA Consulting

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Intelligent Healthcare: Data, Operational Efficiency, and Contracting Strategies to Facilitate Collaborative Value Across Communities
Scott Fowler, M.D., JD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holston Medical Group

Is your medical group or health system prepared to meet the challenges of today's healthcare industry? As the chronically ill, aging population grows and pressures mount for organizations to meet required quality and cost measures, it's critical that data, operations, and contracting strategies align to create an environment that meets the needs of all stakeholders: patients, providers, staff, employers, and communities. Learn how one multispecialty, physician-owned, physician-led group diversified their strategy to successfully meet these very challenges.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Value-Based Contracting and Care Transformation: Pitfalls to Avoid and Tips for Success
Elisabeth Stambaugh, M.D., MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Cornerstone Health Care, an affiliate of Wake Forest Health, first made the move to value-based care in 2012. Understanding that hospital readmissions and chronic disease are key drivers of healthcare costs, the organization has developed specialized care models to support this transition. This presentation will feature their journey to value-based care, including actionable tips for success, pitfalls to avoid, and more.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

How Policymakers Are Affecting the Delivery of Care: AMGA Policy Update
Christina Lavoie, J.D., Director, Government Relations, AMGA

AMGA’s policy experts will provide an update on healthcare reform activities in the nation’s capital. The session will offer insights on the 2018 mid-term elections and their potential impact on medical groups and health systems.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Volume to Value: One Medical Group’s Journey

Kevin Conroy, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Population Health Officer, CareMount Medical, P.C.

While excelling in the fee-for-service arena, CareMount Medical, P.C., like many other multispeciality medical groups, recognized the need to increase their focus on value- and performance-based medicine. In this presentation, Kevin Conroy will discuss some of the value-based programs the organization already participates in, as well as plans for adding other programs. He also will highlight how CareMount Medical, P.C. is preparing for success under these models by focusing on practice transformation efforts, building data analytics infrastructure, and enhancing care coordination and medical management capabilities.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Physician Compensation Plans: Transitions to Team-Based Approaches and Panel Size

Fred Horton, M.H.A., CMPE, President, AMGA Consulting

As the healthcare industry moves towards value-based care with increasing vigor, many provider organizations are contemplating physician compensation plan redesign to keep pace with market changes. In this presentation, Fred Horton will discuss contemporary approaches to provider compensation plans, including models with team-based measures. He will discuss transitioning from pure productivity models to plans that incorporate salaries or panel size. Using data from AMGA’s Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Surveys, he also will discuss recent trends in advanced practice provider compensation.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Adjourn

After you receive your registration confirmation, you will be eligible to reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton Greensboro. In order to receive the special AMGA conference rate of $149 per night, please use the dedicated link provided in your confirmation email. 

Reservations must be made by Monday, May 7 in order to receive the discounted AMGA rate. After this date, rates and availability of rooms cannot be guaranteed.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions
Members: Cancellations received more than 72 hours in advance and substitutions will not incur any fees. However, no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours will incur a fee of $125.

Non-members: Cancellations must be submitted in writing no later than two weeks prior to the event date in order to receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. Substitutions are welcome and will not incur a processing fee. Cancellations after the date are not eligible for refunds.

For more information, please contact Beth Sutter at 703.838.0033 ext. 322 or

Transformation on the Margin: High Performance Doesn’t Need to Come With a High Cost
Jeffrey James, Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health

Transformation on the Margin: High Performance Doesn’t Need to Come With a High Cost
Jeffrey James, Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health