AMGA Consulting's Operations and Financial Improvement Virtual Meeting

January 31-February 1, 2023

This two-day virtual conference highlights the latest strategies for optimizing medical group performance. Presentations—featuring speakers from leading healthcare organization and experts from AMGA Consulting—will cover topics including physician and clinician engagement, provider performance evaluations, and E/M wRVU coding impacts on provider compensation. The results of the AMGA 2022 Operations and Finance Survey, as well as resources, approaches, and tools needed to set up a structure for medical group benchmarking and operational and financial KPIs will also be presented.

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Registration and Fees

  • AMGA members: $350 (by January 6, 2023) or $450 (on or after January 7)

  • Non-members: $700 (by January 6, 2023) or $900 (on or after January 7)​

  • Team registration: AMGA medical groups can qualify for a group rate of $750, which includes up to 20 individuals from an AMGA member medical group. The nonmember rate is $1,500. Please email registrations@amga.org for assistance.

Agenda

All times are ET

Monday, January 31, 2023

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Evolution of Compensation for Primary Care 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented impactful and sweeping changes to the RVU values for outpatient E/M codes in 2021, but the goal behind the change did not necessarily play out as they intended. Hear what actually transpired and what organizations can do going forward with respect to primary care versus specialty care compensation.

Kelsi O’Brien, M.H.S.A.,Director, AMGA Consulting
 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Verification of Performance: Bryan Physician Network’s Utilization of the Annual Medical Group Wellness Check

This session will walk the audience through Bryan Physician Network’s Annual Medical Group Wellness Check journey, highlighting key findings and how the results were utilized to drive change in the identified areas of improvement.

Eric Mooss, President & CEO, Bryan Medical Center and Executive Vice President, Bryan Health
William Holets, M.H.A., Director, AMGA Consulting

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Compensation in a Value-Based World

This session will focus on realities and misconceptions related to the integration and alignment of your provider compensation plan and your value agenda. Details related to integral compensation design principles will be shared, along with concepts of how plans can be transitioned.

Fred Horton, M.H.A., President, AMGA Consulting

 

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The 2022 AMGA Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey Results 

This session shares the latest data from AMGA's recently published 2022 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey, including key trends in performance as groups evolve their "new normal" from the pandemic and focus on key metrics such as clinic staffing, revenue and expense, operational support staffing, access, and revenue cycle benchmarks. 

Kelsi O’Brien, M.H.S.A., Director, AMGA Consulting
William Holets, M.H.A., M.B.A., Director, AMGA Consulting

 

Closing Day One

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting

Agenda

All times are ET

Tuesday, February 1, 2023

 

Welcome Back

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

TBD

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Effectively Utilizing Provider Performance Reviews 

Compensation models are evolving to reflect pay for performance and value, in addition to recognition for panel size, wRVU production, or revenue less expense. Will these ‘levers’ meet the needs of our changing healthcare environment?  Learn how HealthPartners developed a professional performance feedback program to elevate system performance to the next level.

Jason Maxwell, M.D., Chair, Pediatrics, HealthPartners
Howard Graman, M.D., Vice President, AMGA Consulting

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Moving Forward with Physician and Clinician Engagement 

Our panelists will share a comprehensive view on best practices in physician and clinician satisfaction. You will also see the latest trends in provider satisfaction survey data including overall satisfaction, burnout measures, survey participation and the dimensions of satisfaction that correlate most strongly to overall satisfaction.   

Carol Brockmiller, Chief Executive Officer, Quincy Medical Group
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Environmental Scan and Implications for Medical Groups 

The pandemic had significant impact upon society and the effects will be felt far into the future. Additionally, generational differences and the general environment have had a major impact upon service expectations, preferences, models of care, and introduction of technology. This session will focus on these macro trends and their implications on traditional healthcare providers.

Fred Horton, M.H.A., President, AMGA Consulting

 

Closing Remarks

Fred Horton, President, AMGA Consulting

 

Physicians (CME Credit)

AMGA designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™️. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurse participants may request CME credit and will be issued a confirmation letter as proof of participation. State boards of nursing have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CE credit. Accreditation Statement: AMGA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities: As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), AMGA requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by AMGA. No financial relationships have been reported for this activity.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE Qualified Credit)

By attending this AMGA program, participants may earn ACHE Qualified Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education hours should list their attendance 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)

Participants of this Group Live program may earn CPE credits. 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. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website.

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