AMGA’s Medical Group Operations and Financial Improvement Seminar

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago · Rosemont, IL

AMGA is convening medical group and health system executives at this one-day seminar focused on improving practice operations. Participants will hear from AMGA experts about operational assessments, financial analyses, and other strategies to advance their organization’s financial health.

This event is designed for medical group and health system managers, directors, and C-suite leaders who are responsible for operations and/or financial management. Quality improvement and performance improvement specialists are also encouraged to attend.

Continuing education credits, including CME and CPE, will be available.

Please note: this meeting will be held immediately before AMGA’s Midwest Regional Meeting on Thursday, June 20 at the same location.

 Wednesday, June 19

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (optional, but please arrive before 8:30 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview
AMGA Staff

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

2018 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey Key Results
Fred Horton, President, and Liz Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the key findings of this year’s operations and finance survey. They will discuss the “big four” drivers of medical group financial performance: provider compensation and productivity, revenue cycle, access, and staffing “gap analysis.” Time will be taken to discuss differences in financial performance of independent versus system-affiliated medical groups.

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Techniques for Managing Provider Compensation and Productivity
Fred Horton, President, and Wayne Hartley, Vice President, AMGA Consulting

Payroll is the single largest expense for essentially all medical groups. Building upon the discussion in the previous session, we will present a methodology for in-depth review of physician and APP productivity and compensation. We will discuss strategies that medical groups are implementing to improve productivity, particularly for experienced physicians/providers whose performance is in the bottom quartile of the survey data. New compensation models, including panel size and salary approaches, will be presented.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Assessing Professional Revenue Cycle for Improved Financial Performance
Wayne Hartley, Vice President, AMGA Consulting

Proactive management of revenue cycle processes can prevent rework and facilitate timely and accurate reimbursement. In this session, we will review key performance indicators (KPIs) for revenue cycle and discuss tactics to reduce rejections and denials. Time will be dedicated to analytic approaches to drill deeper into denials to identify more opportunities for improvement.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gap Analysis: A Framework for Financial and Operational Improvement
Rose Wagner, Chief Operating Officer, and Will Holets, Director, AMGA Consulting

This session will provide an overview of a framework for analyzing medical group operations and staffing. You will learn how to compare your organization’s results to market benchmark data and identify potential areas of opportunity. We will also discuss changing your culture to obtain physician/provider buy-in and achieve greater accountability.

2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Gap Analysis Tools Applied to Case Studies
Rose Wagner, Chief Operating Officer, and Will Holets, Director, AMGA Consulting

In this session, we will show application of the gap analysis tool, using blinded, real-world examples. The discussion will include staffing, operational overhead, financial management, and provider productivity alignment. We will share the scenarios at sample organizations and discuss recommendations for implementation. There will be time for discussion and questions from the attendees.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Physician Benefits Survey Results
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting

AMGA recently completed its first provider benefits survey in four years. This new data provides insight on how benefit packages have changed over time including adaptations to a larger part-time provider workforce. Key metrics from the survey will be discussed and shared with the group.

4:00 p.m.

Questions and Wrap-Up


Registration Details

  • AMGA members: $495
  • Non-members: $695

Group discount: Three (3) or more attendees from the same organization will receive a discount of $50 per registration.

For assistance with registration, please contact Bruce Hadloc, meetings and education assistant, via email or at 703.838.0033 ext. 366.