Southern Regional Meeting

2017 Southern Regional Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
September 15, 2017

Supported by Abbvie, Merck, and Optum

This meeting will be held at the
Omni La Mansion del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Friday, September 15

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions
David L. Glazer, Southern Regional Director, AMGA

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Population Health: The Carolinas Healthcare Experience
Zeev Neuwirth, MD, Senior Medical Director for Population Health, Leah S. Schattenfield, Manager, CHS Management Company, and Joshua T. Vire Manager, CHS Management Company, Carolinas HealthCare System

In health care, we continue to deploy interventions focused on “supply side” improvement―improved product/service features. In this presentation, Dr. Neuwirth will introduce the concept of a “Marketing Mindset,” which shifts the focus to “demand-side” improvement and innovation―that is, focused on understanding and solving the needs of the customer (patient) and improving their “performance.” Carolinas Healthcare System has begun to deploy a set of methodologies (tools) that will allow them to shift from supply-side to demand-side thinking. This interactive presentation will introduce the conceptual frame of a Marketing Mindset, review the various methodologies from the literature case studies, and explore the experience of Carolinas Healthcare System.

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Harder I Work, the Lazier I Look on Paper?
Tony Lin, MD, Chairman of the Board, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

In the world of value-based health care, metrics must be carefully interpreted and used to achieve the desired outcome. Learn how Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, the nation’s first National Committee for Quality Assurance accredited Accountable Care Organization, approaches this issue from the physician compensation and operational planning standpoints.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Refreshment Break


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Federal Legislative Update
Jamie Miller, MBA, Director of Government Relations, AMGA

What are the latest updates on CMS payment models, including MACRA? What’s happening with the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Entitlement reform under the new Administration and Congress? Join AMGA’s expert advocacy team member as they highlight key items on AMGA’s 2017 healthcare agenda for Congress, as well as the critical need-to-know items that will affect your medical group in both the legislative and regulatory arena.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Physician Burnout and Wellness
Marisa Emmons, MD, Board of Directors Vice Chair, Alamo Heights Family Medicine; and Jennifer Beal, Vice President Physician Integration, CHRISTUS Physician Group

Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that nearly half of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout. From identifying the sources of physician burnout to providing action plans for clinicians and system leadership, leaders from CHRISTUS Physician Group will highlight their strategies and successes that can be adapted at your organization.


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Report on 2017 Compensation and Financial Survey
Wayne Hartley, Principal, AMGA Consulting Services

Discover the latest trends on compensation and productivity for the physician workforce, clinical staff, and key administrators from experts at AMGA Consulting. Trends are based on data from the nationally recognized AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey. 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Adjourn
David L. Glazer, Southern Regional Director, AMGA

Omni La Mansion del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

For attendees wishing to spend the evening before the event, AMGA has reserved a block of rooms at the Omni La Mansion del Rio. Please contact the hotel at 800.THE.OMNI and request the AMGA rate of $209 per night. However, this rate is only being held until Friday, August 11. After this date, rate and availability are not 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