Southern Regional Meeting

2017 Southern Regional Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
November 10, 2017

Supported by Abbvie, Merck, SA Ignite, and Optum

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

Friday, November 10

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
Leah S. Schattenfield, Manager, CHS Strategic Services Group, and Joshua T. Vire, Director, CHS Strategic Services Group, Carolinas HealthCare System

Recognizing the challenges of moving from a volume-based system to one based on value, Carolinas HealthCare System proactively prepared for population health and will share its learnings from the six-year journey. Leaders from Carolinas HealthCare System will highlight their strategies and successes that can be adapted at your organization, including the development and implementation of their integration maturity model, population health management framework, performance accountability care team, and more.

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.

Report on 2017 Compensation and Financial Survey
Fred Horton, Vice President, 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. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Physician Well-Being: Finding Balance
Laura K. Huete, MD, MBA, FACMQ, CMQ, Senior Medical Director, WellMed Medical Group

Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that nearly half of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout. With the goal of preventing and reducing burnout, WellMed Medical Group launched its Project Balance initiative in 2016. Learn how this effort identifies the most accurate mechanism to measure burnout, explores key drivers of burnout at both a system and individual level to offer solutions and support as needed, and offers facilitated training to improve communication skills and teamwork.


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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.

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, October 13. 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