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.

Gain insights into:

  • How to leverage internal data and predictive modeling to mitigate no-shows 
  • Legal safeguards in compensation models
  • How physician compacts can create a winning culture 
  • What to do, and what not to do when negotiating risk-based contracts 
  • Leveraging a strategic framework towards reimagining APP compensation 
  • Maximizing efficiency surrounding partial clinical FTEs


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

Agenda Highlights 

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 (Speaker TBA)
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, 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Unpublished Insights: 2024 AMGA Surveys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 Kelsi O’Brien, senior director, and Dr. Matt Wells, director, 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 group and physicians/providers.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
Relax, enjoy lunch, and make connections with colleagues while discussing key highlights from the morning sessions.

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 cover the importance of engaging legal counsel early and often in the physician compensation planning process to avoid legal and regulatory issues later. This presentation 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 – 3:15 pm
Provider Unionization Trends: Leveraging Physician Compacts
Dr. Jack Silversin, founding partner of Amicus, will explore the current trends and issues surrounding physician unionization. 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Trends in Managed Care Contracting Strategies 
Negotiating managed care contracts and their risk-based counterparts is new territory for many medical groups. Richelle Marting, healthcare reimbursement attorney at Marting Law, LLC, will discuss key contract elements that can impact overall success or failure.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 1 Wrap-Up & Preview of Day 2

5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Happy Hour Reception


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

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
APP Compensation: Lessons Learned
APP Compensation has slowly evolved over several years. Lara West, assistant vice president of the Advanced Clinical Providers Center at Northwell Health, will share her organization's journey and the lessons learned along the way.

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

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Prior Authorization and Contracting Strategies

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Partial FTEs for Providers: Key Considerations
In today's healthcare landscape, optimizing resources and personnel allocation is essential for medical groups to thrive. Will Holets, senior director of AMGA Consulting, 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: $750: $850 after August 9
  • Nonmembers: $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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