2022 Midwest Regional Meeting

Thursday, May 12 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - The Marquette Hotel

Supported By AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., & 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!

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

  • Value-Based Incentive Strategies
  • Care for Complex/High Risk Patients and Ways to Increase Value-Based Care
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Compensation Trends

AMGA is instituting a new format specifically designed to increase the interaction and networking among attendees. Time is split between succinct presentations, small group breakouts, and an open floor where attendees can consult with the group for advice on any topic. Please meet the planning committee assembling the agenda:

Renee Doetkott, R.N., M.S.N. (Bio)
Director, Ambulatory Nursing Practice, CentraCare Health

Randy Farrow, M.B.A. (Bio)
Chief Executive Officer, Mankato Clinic

Suzan Ford (Bio)
Director, Clinic Operations, Allina Health

Amber Larson (Bio)
Director, Quality Improvement and Medical Specialties, HealthPartners Care Group

Jason Maxwell, M.D. (Bio)
Department Chair for Pediatrics and Practices, HealthPartners Care Group

Rachel Pringnitz (Bio)
Vice Chair Administration, Outpatient Practice Operations, Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Nikki Rabehl, M.A., M.S.N., R.N. (Bio)
Director of Operations, Olmsted Medical Center


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. Operational Pilots for Enhancing Value-Based Care
Speakers: Jill Chessnoe, Senior Consultant, Primary Care Quality Improvement; Amber Larson, Director, Medical Specialties and Quality Improvement; Laurie Wenker, APRN, CNP, Director, Community Senior Care, HealthPartners Care Group
9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Networking Break
10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Value-Based Incentive Strategies at Allina Health
Speakers:Ellie Hallen, M.H.A., Director, Population Health, and Brita Hansen, M.D., Medical Director, Population Health and Care Management, Allina Health
10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Value-Based Incentive Strategies at CentraCare Health
Speakers: Rachael Lesch, R.N., M.B.A., Executive Director, Quality Improvement and Population Health, and Hannah Wieshalla, M.B.A., CHFP, Senior Director, QI and Network Support, CentraCare Health
11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Speakers: Amy Berends, Manager of Clinical Services; Deb Cardille, Clinician Recruitment Coordinator; Tanya Dessner, Employment Coordinator, Tom Hunsberger, Director, Human Resources, Olmsted Medical Center
1:20 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Compensation Trends
Speaker: Fredrick T. Horton, M.H.A., President, AMGA Consulting
2:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment

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 Midwest Regional Meeting, for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.