Collaborative for Performance Excellence (CPX)

Winter 2020 In-Person Meeting
Hollywood, Florida
February 3-5, 2020


This meeting will focus on cancer screening best practices and uncovering meaningful insights through total cost of care analytics, with keynotes from the American Cancer Society, Colorectal Cancer Alliance. CPX meetings are a fantastic way to benchmark with fellow high-performing organizations and connect with other executives in the journey to value. For more information, please contact Dustin Gunderson, M.B.A. at

This meeting will be held at
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019

Monday, February 3, 2020

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception with CPX Participants

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Theme: Colorectal Cancer Screening

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

General Session: Welcome and Ice Breaker
Ryan A. O'Connor, M.B.A., CAE, Chief Operating Officer, AMGA, and Anne Goodrich, Vice President, Client Value Enablement, Optum Analytics

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Collaborative Overview & Updates
Jill Powelson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.B.A., RN, CPC, Senior Director, Collaborative for Performance Excellence, AMGA Analytics

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening and Beyond
Richard Wender, M.D., Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Tomorrow Can't Wait - Saving Lives with Colorectal Cancer Screening
Wendy Nickel, M.P.H., Vice President of Prevention, Colorectal Cancer Alliance

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CPX Colorectal Cancer Screening Benchmark Measure: How Do You Measure Up?
Abbie Gillen, Population Health Analyst, AMGA

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Shark Tank

Moderated by:
Jonathan Nasser, M.D., Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Medical Director, Crystal Run Healthcare

Featured Panelists:
Debra Barnhart, M.P.H., CPC, Director, ACO Support Services, Mercy
Francis R. Colangelo, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates
Elizabeth Keane, Chief Population Health, SIMEDHealth
Megan J. Romine, D.O., F.A.C.P., M.H.A, Internal Medicine, UnityPoint Clinic

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Crowd Sourcing: High-Risk and Practice Efficiency Domains
Rick Bone, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Population Health, Advocate Aurora Medical Group and Jeff James, M.B.A., CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optum Digital Research Network: a value-added resource for CPX organizations to participate in clinical trials
John Yankanich, M.B.A., Vice President, Network Partnerships, Digital Research Network, Optum

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Day 1 Wrap-Up
Jill Powelson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.B.A., RN, CPC, Senior Director, Collaborative for Performance Excellence, AMGA Analytics

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Theme: Total Cost of Care

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

TCOC E-Consults Panel

Moderated by:
Beth Averbeck, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Primary Care, HealthPartners Care Group

Featured Panelists:
Fred Brodsky, M.D., Vice President of Population Health and Medical Integration, Advocate Aurora Health
(James) Jess Wheeler, D.O., Nephrology, HealthPartners

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break and Hotel Checkout

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

CPX Total Cost of Care Benchmarks – New!
Including Episode Treatment Groups: Bringing the Payer Perspective to Providers
John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, and Abbie Gillen, Population Health Analyst, AMGA, and Optum speaker (to be announced)

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Action Plan Group Activity & “A-Ha” Takeaways

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Next Steps, Final Reminders & Adjourn
Jill Powelson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.B.A., RN, CPC, Senior Director, Collaborative for Performance Excellence, AMGA Analytics and Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer, AMGA