AMGA Consulting’s Annual Compensation & Operations Improvement Meeting is tailored for medical group physician and administrative leaders charged with driving operational efficiency and financial performance at their organization. Over two days, attendees will gain insights into the most current market trends around provider compensation, external market forces, and practice operations. Hear from peer organizations across the country about their strategies for performance improvement and walk away with real-world solutions to create and maintain a high performing physician enterprise.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight into the future of physician enterprises
  2. Learn how to leverage internal data and predictive modeling to mitigate no-shows 
  3. Explore ways in which survey data is interrelated and can be used in various combinations to drive improvement 
  4. Discover the latest political updates impacting medical groups and physicians/providers
  5. Understand the importance of legal safeguards in compensation models
  6. Gain insight into how physician compacts can create a winning culture 
  7. Learn what to do, and what not to do, when negotiating risk-based contracts 
  8. Explore ways to leverage a strategic framework towards reimagining APP compensation 
  9. Discover best practices for prior authorization and contracting strategies
  10. Become equipped with the knowledge and tools to combat operational and finance issues brought on by the rise in partial FTE clinicians


This meeting is for a medical group audience only.
It is closed to AMGA Corporate Partners, other industry organizations, and consulting firms.

Agenda Highlights

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Wednesday, September 11 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 12 (8:00 am - 7:15 pm)

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome and State of the Union
Fred Horton, president of AMGA Consulting, will deliver opening remarks to kick-off the meeting.

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Keynote Address 
Dr. David Carlson, chairman of Physicians Insurance Company's board of directors, will reflect on where physician enterprises have been and what is in store for the future. 

10:15 am – 11:00 am
A Patient-Centered Approach to Predicting and Mitigating No-Shows 
Karen Hoskins, director of medical specialty operations, and Nolan Seithel, business relationship manager, of St. Elizabeth Physicians will share how their large medical group improved template utilization, provider satisfaction, and patient satisfaction by operationalizing an in-house, no-show predictive model with a patient-centered lens.

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Networking Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Unpublished Insights: 2024 AMGA Surveys
AMGA surveys provide a wealth of benchmarks and insight, but not all findings make it into our published surveys. AMGA Consulting's senior director, Kelsi O’Brien, and director, Dr. Matt Wells, will share a number of findings that impact compensation and operations not previously discussed.   

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Policy Overview: The Latest Updates from Washington, D.C.
Darryl Drevna,
AMGA's senior director of regulatory and public policy, will provide the latest legislative and regulatory updates impacting medical groups and physicians/providers.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Legal Safeguards: Integrating Legal Counsel Early and Often in Building Your Physician Compensation Models to Avoid Legal and Regulatory Pitfalls
Brandon Robinson, director of legal services at BJC Health System, will discuss how both in-house and outside legal counsel can guide key decisions in shaping compliant compensation models, emphasizing common areas of concern and offer strategies to effectively mitigate legal and regulatory risks.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Transparency, Fairness and Physician Inclusion: Compacts and Cautionary Tales
In this interactive presentation, Dr. Mark Hallett, chief clinical officer at St. Charles Healthcare, will  join Dr. Jack Silversin, president, and Mary Jane Kornacki, partner, of Jack Silversin Healthcare Consulting to explore how addressing physicians’ needs for transparency, fairness and inclusion via a physician-organization compact process can increase trust and build functional partnerships. 

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Networking Break

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Trends in Managed Care Contracting Strategies 
Richelle Marting, healthcare reimbursement attorney at Marting Law, LLC, will delve into the trends in managed care contracting strategies, using case studies and specific examples that can play a significant role in the success of a group’s arrangement with managed care plans.

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Day 1 Wrap-Up & Preview of Day 2

5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Happy Hour Reception sponsored by Ludi Inc.


Friday, September 13 (7:30 am - 12:00 pm)

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Navigating Compensation Strategies for APPs: A Health System's Journey and Assessment
Lara West, assistant vice president of advanced clinical providers, and Stacey Rapacki, vice president and head of compensation, of Northwell Health will explore their system’s path through compensation strategy deployed to the APP workforce and lessons learned.

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Networking Break/Hotel Checkout

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prior Authorization and Contracting Strategies
Matt Swafford
, senior vice president and chief financial officer at St. Charles Health System, will discuss best practices for prior authorization and contracting strategies.

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Maximizing Efficiency: Understanding the Impact of Partial Clinical FTEs on Medical Groups
In today's healthcare landscape, optimizing resources and personnel allocation is essential for medical groups to thrive. AMGA Consulting's senior director, Will Holets, will share insights into how fractional FTEs affect operational efficiency, patient care quality, and financial viability within medical groups.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Final Comments & Adjourn



Your event registration gives you access to all activities during the meeting. Spouses are welcome to join attendees for the reception on Wednesday and Thursday for an additional fee.

Registration Fees

  • Members Rate: $750; $850 after August 9
  • Nonmember Rate: $1,700; $3,400 after August 9  
  • Spouse/Guest: $200

Three Ways to Register

  1. Register online
  2. Scan/email the registration form with credit card payment to Adam Powers
  3. Mail the registration form and check (payable to AMGA) or credit card payment to: 
                2024 Compensation & Operations Improvement Meeting
                One Prince Street
                Alexandria, VA 22314-3318

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted to AMGA in writing by Friday, August 9 for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations requested between August 10 to September 6 will be eligible for a letter of credit for the registration fee paid, less a $100 processing fee. Registration cancellations after September 6 will not be eligible for refund or letter of credit, but substitutions are welcome and will not incur a processing fee. No-shows are not eligible for refunds.Cancellation requests must be sent to

Hotel/Meeting Venue

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3580 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to reserve your hotel room. 

  • Room Rate: $190/night
  • Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, August 14. The discounted rate and availability cannot be guaranteed after this date. 

Continuing Education

Individual sessions marked with an asterisk (*) are not eligible for Continuing Education credits.
Disclosures: None of the planners for any of the accredited activities have relevant financial relationships to disclose with any ineligible company whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants (CME Credit): AMGA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AMGA designates this live educational activity for up to 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. With respect to individual states' requirements for continuing education, State Boards have final authority of the acceptance. 

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Credit: By attending this AMGA program, participants may earn up to 9 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Participants of this program who wish to have their attendance considered for ACHE Qualified Education hours should list it when they apply to the ACHE for advancement or recertification. Participants are responsible for maintaining a record of their ACHE Qualified Education hours.

CPAs (CPE Credit): This group live activity is designated to provide continuing professional education credits in the field of “specialized knowledge”. No prerequisite requirements are necessary for this event. By attending this program, participants may earn up to 10.8 CPE credits. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour. AMGA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. (NASBA Sponsor ID: 112939)

Code of Conduct

AMGA's Code of Conduct applies at all AMGA meetings, conferences, forums, and meeting-related events, including those sponsored by other organizations but held in conjunction with AMGA.


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