Immersion Sessions ($)

This year’s pre-conference immersion sessions on Thursday, March 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., feature hot-button issues in health care, including compensation, value-based contracting, exploring new care models, and workforce issues.

*($) indicates additional registration fee required

 

Heavy Lifting: Managing Medical Group Compensation and Financial Performance

The past two years were a whirlwind of unprecedented events for medical groups and health systems. COVID-related challenges varied from severely limiting access to elective services to nearly unmanageable surges in patient volumes. At the same time, extensive changes were made to evaluation and management coding (E/M) guidelines and work relative value unit (wRVU) weights, which make benchmarking to historical data and future planning especially difficult. This interactive pre-conference session will feature case studies and best practices from AMGA members and insights from AMGA experts.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify paths to achieve resiliency
  • Delineate adaptations for effectively using market data
  • Discuss approaches in physician and advanced practice provider compensation plans
  • Describe strategies for aligning compensation to support the move to value-based care

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Conference - Day 2
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Welcome and Overview

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Effective Use of Compensation and Production Survey Data in an Evolving Market

The latest compensation and production data will be shared with emphasis on adapting to wRVU and E/M coding changes.

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Successful Implementation of Compensation Redesign and the 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule Changes Impact on Physician Compensation

Richard Sankary, M.D., Chair of the Board, CEO and President, Stanford Medicine
Angela Deftos, RN, M.B.A., DBA, Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Stanford Medicine: University Medical Partners

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Up-to-Date Case Studies on Compensation Plan Design and Fair Market Value (FMV)

This session will be in case study format and will feature the design concepts and lessons learned from the latest compensation and FMV projects.

Speakers TBD

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

The High-Performing Physician Enterprise: The Seven Domains That Lead to Operational and Financial Success

This presentation will incorporate details from the AMGA 2021 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey as part of a broad methodology to assess medical group performance and course-correct where needed to achieve high performance.

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting
Rose Wagner, RN, M.H.A., FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, AMGA Consulting
Kevin McCune, M.D., Physician Executive Consultant, AMGA Consulting

Value-Based Contracting

In AMGA’s 2021 Summer Pulse Survey, respondents predicted that revenues coming from a value-based payment model will increase by an average of 15% in the next three years, including an increase of 23% from Medicare Advantage (MA) and 12% from the federal accountable care organization (ACO) program. With the move to value ramping up so quickly, medical groups and health systems need to become experts in value-based contracting so they can obtain appropriate reimbursement rates and meaningful incentives, both financial and administrative, to support the investments they have made to move to value.

This immersion session will address contracting challenges in transitioning to value-based care, including integration, physician engagement and access to data, as well as take attendees through key aspects of smart provider contracting.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe practical approaches to maximizing margins
  • Delineate where medical groups have leverage and payers have flexibility
  • Discuss tips on how to avoid costly contracting mistakes

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Conference - Day 2
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Welcome and Overview of Value-Based Contracting

Aric Sharp, M.H.A., Chief Transformation Officer, INTEGRIS Medical Group

01:20 PM - 02:20 PM

Value-Based Contracting Dos and Don’ts from a Legal Perspective

Amy Mackin, J.D., Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, PC

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM

Payer Perspective on Value-Based Contracting

Peter W. McCauley Sr., M.D., CPE, Medical Officer for Clinical Performance and Quality, Cigna HealthCare

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Networking Break

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion: How to Ensure Success in Value-Based Contracting

Moderator:

Aric Sharp, M.H.A., Chief Transformation Officer, INTEGRIS Medical Group


Panelists:

Robert E. Matthews, VP, Quality and Care Redesign, PriMED Physicians
Beth Honan, Advisor, AMGA MA Collaborative
Anil N. Keswani, M.D., Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory and Accountable Care, Scripps Health

Exploring New Care Models: Health at Home

The combination of patient demand for consumer-centered models, advanced care-at-home offerings, innovations in technology, regulatory flexibility, and the need for flexible capacity within the healthcare system has led many organizations to explore a new care model that will deliver comprehensive care to complex patients from the comfort of their homes. In this half-day immersion session, AMGA members will share how their systems are innovating and integrating care at home into their delivery model.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe a new care model that will deliver innovative, comprehensive, and complex care to patients from home via a new technology platform
  • Identify the patient demand for consumer-centered models, advanced care-at-home offerings, innovations in technology, regulatory flexibility, and the need for flexible capacity within the healthcare system
  • Explain the benefits of collaborative partnerships to enhance the patient experience

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Conference - Day 2
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Welcome and Overview of Hospital at Home Model

Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Vice President, Research and Analytics, AMGA

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Reinventing the House Call: Leveraging Innovation for Person-Centered, Acute Care at Home

Stephen Parodi, M.D., Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group,
Margaret Paulson, D.O., FACP, Medical Director, Advanced Care at Home and Home Health, Mayo Clinic Health System, NW Wisconsin

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Hospital at Home: Expanding Hospital Capacity Through Use of Technology

Joel Womack, M.D., Chief Hospital Medicine
Mary Giswold, M.D., FACS, Associate Medical Director, Hospital and Post Acute Care Services, Northwest Permanente

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Networking Break

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Health at Home: Challenges to Providing Best Practices for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.H.A., M.A., Vice President, Research and Analytics, AMGA
Nikita Stempniewicz, M.Sc., Director Research and Analytics, AMGA

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion and Wrap-Up

Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Vice President, Research and Analytics, AMGA

Addressing Workforce Challenges

The growth trends of 2019, combined with the impact of the pandemic, indicate that healthcare employers will need all the help they can get to attract, support, and retain quality talent as we move forward in the “new normal.” In this pre-conference immersion session, speakers will share insights to help you better position your organization as one that is attractive and supportive of the needs of incoming staff and leaders, as well as a place that fosters a strong culture to retain leaders and team members for a more stable organization.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how to address operational and workforce issues post-pandemic
  • Explain strategies to attract, support, and retain quality talent for a more stable organization