2023 Northwest Regional Meeting

Thursday, February 16 - Seattle, Washington - Graduate Seattle

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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!

Regional meetings are specifically designed to be interactive with an agenda crafted to facilitate networking among attendees. Time is split between succinct presentations, small group breakouts, and an open floor ("Hot Topics") where attendees can consult with the group for advice on any topic. To ensure the content is specific to individual markets, topics and speakers are identified via a planning committee of AMGA medical group members in the region consisting of:

Rachael Balthaser
HealthCare Partners, Optum Health

Rebecca Birenbaum, JD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Clinic

William Coad
CommonSpirit Health

Victoria Fang, MD
Medical Director for Primary Care and Population Health, University of Washington Physicians

Corey Friesen
Director of Primary Care/Practice Administrator, Western Washington Medical Group

Adam Goldston, MBA
Chief Growth Officer, Oncology Physicians Network

Thomas Hei, MD, FAAFP
Associate Medical Director, Ambulatory Care and Physician Services, University of Washington Medical Center Montlak

Jodi Larsen
Director of Operations, Evergreen Healthcare

Draft Agenda

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Attendee Introductions
Host: Matt Mulder, MD, CPE, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Valley Medical Center & Western Regional Director, AMGA
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Provider Engagement and Buy-In Approaches
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. Actionable Physician Performance Data
Speaker: Adam Goldston, MBA, Chief Growth Officer, Oncology Physicians Network
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics
Moderator: Matt Mulder, MD, CPE, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Valley Medical Center & Western Regional Director, AMGA
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  Trends in the Move to Value
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. Issues before the 2023 Washington State Legislature that Impact Medical Groups
Speaker: Jennifer Lawrence Hanscom, Chief Executive Officer, Washington State Medical Association
2:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment
Host: Matt Mulder, MD, CPE, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Valley Medical Center & Western Regional Director, AMGA

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

Disclosures: None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial commercial support for this activity has been received from the following AMGA Corporate Partners: Exact Sciences, Indivior, Sanofi, and The Partners Group.

Physicians (CME Credit): AMGA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 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 of 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.

CPAs (CPE Credit): Participants of this Group Live program may earn up to 4.3 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE Qualified Credit): By attending this AMGA program, participants may earn up to 3.5 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.