2021 Southern Regional Meeting

Wednesday, October 6 - Dallas, Texas - Magnolia Hotel Dallas

Supported by Abbott Nutrition, Exact Sciences, Lightbeam Health Solutions, and Pfizer, Inc.

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By tapping into our community's wealth of knowledge and expertise, our regional programs offer you a unique mixture of targeted networking with health leaders in your area, as well as innovative educational content providing you with proven solutions to advance your organization. As a reminder, registration is a complimentary benefit of AMGA membership!

During the course of the face-to-face meeting, presentations will focus on:

  • Compensation trends and incentives for value given the CMS wRVU schedule
  • The role of telehealth in the future
  • Approaches to total cost of care and keeping patients out of the hospital
  • Post-COVID staff models and responding to workforce challenges

AMGA is instituting a new format specifically designed to increase the interaction and networking among attendees. Time will be split between a succinct presentation, small group breakouts, and an open floor where attendees can consult with the group for advice on any topic.

Please meet the planning committee responsible for assembling the agenda:

Katie Henry, J.D.
Chief Administrative Officer, Austin Regional Clinic

John Lawley, CPA, M.B.A.
Chief Operating Officer, Privia Medical Group - North Texas

Meredreth Maynard, M.B.A., R.N.
Director, Quality Improvement, Utica Park Clinic

Jennifer Stephenson, M.H.A.
Vice President of Operations, Texas Health Physicians Group

George Williams, M.D.
President, MedHealth & Senior Vice President, Methodist Health System

Agenda (Download)

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Attendee Introductions
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Hospital to Home Program: A Unified Team Response to COVID-19
Corey Jago, M.S.A., R.N., Vice President of Home Health, Homecare Dimensions, WellMed Medical Group
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Future of Telehealth in Medical Groups
George A. Williams, M.D., MMM, FACEP, President, Methodist Medical Group/Senior Vice President, Physician Services, Methodist Medical Group; & Ashley Pirisino, M.D., Medical Director of Virtual Care, Methodist Medical Group
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lightning Round: Post-COVID Staff Models and Responding to Workforce Challenges
Carolina Espinoza-Strelec, M.P.H., CMQ, CPHQ, Director of Physician Practice Operations, Seton Healthcare Family; John Lawley, Chief Operating Officer, Privia Medical Group – North Texas; Jennifer Stephenson, Vice President, Texas Health Physicians Group; & Dionjanae Walden, M.H.A., Business Operations Manager, Emory Clinic
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Making Sense Out of the Seismic Shifts Affecting Provider Compensation
Fred Horton, M.H.A., President, AMGA Consulting
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hot Topics
3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment

Hotel & Accommodations
Our meeting takes place at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas. After you receive your registration confirmation, you will be eligible to reserve your hotel room. In order to receive the special AMGA conference rate of $179 per night, please use the dedicated link provided in your confirmation email. All rooms must be reserved by Tuesday, September 7. After this date, AMGA cannot guarantee the rate or availability.

For more information, please contact Joe DeLisle at 703.838.0033 ext. 355 or jdelisle@amga.org.

Full Disclosure Policy for CME Activity
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education activities, it is the policy of AMGA to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individual sponsored educational activities. All faculties, participating in any learning activity sponsored by AMGA, are required to disclose to the participants any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, consultant companies or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation and/or directly impact patient care. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of any off label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations. A conflict of interest may be considered to exist if a faculty member or family member has a direct or indirect financial interest in the subject of the presentation. A financial interest may include, but is not limited to, being a shareholder in the organization (pharmaceutical, biomedical, device manufacturer, or another corporate entity), being on retainer with the organization, or having research or honoraria paid by the organization.

Disclosures of Planners and Faculty
All speakers and steering committee members have signed full disclosure statements and have nothing to disclose. AMGA staff who have planned the content of this conference have signed full disclosure statements and have nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement
AMGA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AMGA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
AMGA designates the educational activity, AMGA Southern Regional Meeting, for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.