Collaborative for Performance Excellence (CPX)

Winter 2021 Virtual Meeting
February 23-24, 2021

2021 is a new year, with new challenges and opportunities to drive America’s healthcare system forward, and AMGA is excited to offer a new virtual CPX experience, designed to provide you with tactical strategies, inspirational thought leadership, and actionable items to move your group or system forward.

This meeting will provide:

  • Insight on the move to value in 2021
  • Operational tactics to get the most out of your telehealth strategy
  • Ways to stay resilient and positive in turbulent waters
  • Dedicated time to review your CPX action plan.

For more information, please contact Senait Temesgen at or (703) 838-0033 x 340.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021


11:00am – 11:10am Eastern Time

Welcome to Our CPX Summit & Sponsor Recognition

Jill Powelson,
Vice President, AMGA Collaborative for Performance Excellence

Karen Salfity,
Chief of Staff, Optum

11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Moving the US Healthcare system forward on Value​

Jeff Bailet, M.D., MSPH, FACS
President and Chief Executive Officer, Altais


Chet Speed, J.D., LL.M.
Chief Policy Officer, AMGA

The U.S. healthcare system cannot move to value at a large scale until providers and payers come together in partnerships – formal or informal – to benefit patients and improve care. Dr. Jeff Bailet has held top leadership roles in both provider and payer sectors and has a unique perspective to share about building provider-payer trust, sharing data, reducing the cost of care, and more. Join Dr. Bailet and Chet Speed, AMGA’s Chief Policy Officer, for this dynamic keynote discussion.


12:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.



12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Telemedicine Panel – Where we have been and Where we are going


Marilu Bintz, M.D., M.B.A., FACS
Senior Vice President Population Health, CMO Affiliated Critical Access Hospitals & Clinics, Medical Vice President Quality,  Gundersen Health System

Imelda Dacones, M.D.
President & CEO Northwest Permanente

Charles Van Duyne, M.D., M.S.
Associate Chief Medical Information & Medical Director for Digital Health, WellMed / Chief Medical Information Officer, USMD Health System

Scott Hines, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer, Crystal Run Health

Telemedicine adoption has skyrocketed due to COVID, yet challenging questions persist about best practices and long term plans. This informative panel will tackle a number of practical yet important issues as well as provide a vision for how this tool can be used to reimagine the ideal patient encounter. As a reminder, CPX participants can benchmark themselves against other groups on a number of telemedicine utilization indicators.


1:50pm – 2:20pm

Leadership during difficult times, leading change & move to value

Susan Turney, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Marshfield Clinic


Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA

While this is an extremely challenging time for AMGA members, there is also hope, and an opportunity for leaders at all levels to manage rapid change. During this inspirational fireside chat, Dr. Susan Turney, CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System, and Dr. Jerry Penso, AMGA’s CEO, will discuss leadership lessons learned during this crisis, as well as health equity and the move to value.


2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Day 1 Wrap-Up and Review Schedule for Day 2

Jill Powelson
Vice President, AMGA Collaborative for Performance Excellence



Wednesday, February 24, 2021


1:00pm – 1:10pm Eastern Time

Welcome and CPX Collaborative Updates

Jill Powelson
Vice President, AMGA Collaborative for Performance Excellence


1:10pm - 1:55pm

Total Cost of Care Panel – Cost Benchmarks & Cost Management


Frank Colangelo, M.D., MS-HQS, FACP
Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates
Director, Outcomes Office, Allegheny Health Network

Stephen Kozak
Vice President of Population Health, Reliant Medical Group

Travis Crudup, M.D.
Medical Director, Specialty Services

Amy Atkins
Regional Vice President of Value Based Initiatives, Privia Health


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

We have our cost of care data -- now what? CPX advisor Dr. Beth Averbeck will moderate this interactive panel discussion about how three CPX participating groups are identifying high cost areas using their cost of care benchmarks, and how they are considering next steps such as action plans for interventions.


1:55pm – 2:05pm



2:05pm – 2:10pm

Breakout Session Instructions

Erin Leaver-Schmidt, M.P.H.
Senior Program Manager
Population Health Initiatives, AMGA Foundation

2:10pm – 2:20pm

Transition time


2:20pm – 3:05pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Jonathan Nasser, M.D.
    Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Medical Director, Crystal Run Healthcare

  • Total Cost of Care - Moving Forward
    Alejandro Reti, M.D. M.B.A.
    Chief Medical Information Officer, Optum Technology

  • Telemedicine
    Jeff James, M.B.A., CPA
    Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health

  • PCP/Specialist Utilization 
    Rick Bone, M.D.
    Senior Medical Director, Population Health, Advocate Aurora Medical Group

Don’t miss these brief and valuable advisor-moderated breakout sessions and the recap which follows! Participants will submit their questions in advance and will take away insightful, practical and actionable best practices and ideas from their peers and the CPX advisors. Virtual breakout rooms will focus on four high-interest areas within the CPX benchmark measures: Colorectal cancer screening, Total cost of care, Telemedicine, and PCP/Specialist utilization patterns for 6 chronic conditions.


3:05pm – 3:20pm

Break/Transition time


3:20pm – 3:40pm

Report Out from Breakout Groups & Collaborative Meeting Wrap-up

Jill Powelson
Vice President, AMGA Collaborative for Performance Excellence