Medicare Advantage (MA) Learning Collaborative

Medicare Advantage (MA) Learning CollaborativeGiven the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) push towards value-based care, and the growing popularity of Medicare Advantage (MA), now is the time to ensure your organization is poised for success with MA. AMGA is proud to announce its MA Best Practices Collaborative, an 18-month peer-to-peer shared learning program, where participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to maximize the effectiveness of MA and other value-based contracts.

More information about the collaborative can be found in the Call for Participation brochure [PDF]. Enrollment is on a first come, first-serve basis. Members must enroll no later than 5:30 p.m. PT on Monday, May 20.

What You’ll Learn

Organizations participating in this Collaborative will be positioned to excel in value-based contracts, including MA. You’ll learn how to be successful with MA by:

  • Aligning with the Triple Aim + 1 (improve quality, total cost of care, patient experience, physician wellness).
  • Discover how to develop the risk-based infrastructure necessary to be successful in MA and other value-based contracts.
  • Understand and manage your population through risk stratification, data analytics, clinical programs, and home-based care.
  • Explain how provider groups transform care delivery systems to meet the social needs of patients with MA coverage.
  • Ensure compliance with documentation regulations and engage physicians in the process.

Why Should You Join?

In addition to these learning objectives, participants will:

  • Develop best practices and resources.
  • Optimize and standardize operational tips and tools.
  • Receive regular updates from AMGA’s public policy team about changes to MA and other value-based arrangements.
  • Access educational and engagement approaches and tools from leading experts.
  • Create an organizational culture that enables you to implement programs that improve quality and efficiency.
  • Receive public recognition of participation.
  • Develop case studies of your initiatives.
  • Access an exclusive white paper summarizing the collaborative’s learnings.

What is a Best Practices Learning Collaborative?

AMGA’s Best Practices Learning collaboratives are shared-learning programs that compile evidence of best practices and are designed specifically for medical groups and health systems striving to improve the care of patients and drive organizational performance. AMGA has led collaboratives on chronic disease management, MIPS and ACOs. Learn more.


Collaborative Features

To help participants succeed, AMGA’s collaborative offer a wealth of resources and support, such as:

  • Pre- and post-assessment surveys
  • Two in-person meetings
  • Monthly webinars
  • Resources, including the Advisory Committee, AMGA’s Public Policy and Consulting teams, a dedicated website for material-sharing, and a listserv for idea-sharing and collaboration
  • Action plans and outreach


We have convened an advisory committee of industry and clinical experts that will provide guidance to the Collaborative on the development of objectives and educational content. The Committee includes:

Michael Castellano, M.B.A.Michael Castellano, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Esse Health


Beth Honan, M.H.A.Beth Honan, M.H.A.
Healthcare Advisor, formerly Chief Contracting Officer
Atrius Health


Kent Hu, M.D., M.P.H.Kent Hu, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director of Quality and Safety
The Everett Clinic


Lloyd Kuritsky, D.O., FACPLloyd Kuritsky, D.O., FACP
Medical Director, Population Health
Sharp Community Medical Group


Philip M. Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.Philip M. Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Chief Population Health Officer
Ochsner Health System


Enrollment and Tuition

Members interested in participating in the Collaborative are required to enroll. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. The tuition rate for AMGA members is $22,000 per organization. Tuition is due by May 22, 2019. Enroll by close of business (5:30 p.m. PT), May 20, 2019.


If you have questions or need further information, contact Erin Leaver-Schmidt via email or by phone at 703.838.0033 ext. 390.