Results showed an increase in compensation per wRVU of 2.6% and a decrease in net collections per wRVU of 1.6% [+]
The 2020 edition of AMGA’s Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey highlights some noteworthy trends concerning primary care services, including evidence of wider use of advanced practice clinicians (APCs) as well as overall declines in net collections, according to analysts with AMGA Consulting.
Overall, median compensation for primary care physicians overall has increased 4.46% from 2019 levels, but the same time, wRVU production is relatively flat with a minor 0.44% increase. This outcome could be indicative of physicians not growing their panels or possibly a more intentional limitation in utilization, according to AMGA Consulting’s analysis recently published in Group Practice Journal.
The survey also collected data on advanced practice clinicians (APCs). For primary care physician assistants, median compensation rose 2.99% and median work RVU production rose 5.84% compared to the prior year. For primary care nurse practitioners, median compensation rose 2.29% while median work RVU production dropped -0.35%.
The apparent increase in the utilization of APCs may reflect an effort to increase access and reduce cost, possibly based on a hypothesis that a lower cost of care can be achieved through expansion of care models where all providers practice at the top of their license, according to AMGA Consulting. In this model, care begins in most cases with primary care providers who coordinate consultative and specialized services.
With increased use of APCs, medical groups should make efforts determine whether their primary care model is optimized, Fred Horton, president of AMGA Consulting, advises. “Just adding APCs to your care model without a clear plan for their role or production expectations has the potential to increase – not decrease – the cost of care,” Horton explains. “Many groups have hired large numbers of APCs to improve access and increase productivity, but evaluation of their overall impact requires review of APC and physician production where they have been added.”
The critical trend of a decline in wRVU production is, not surprisingly, mimicked by a decline in net collections, the survey shows. The combined decline in net collections for family medicine and internal medicine physicians is from a median of $488,768 in 2019 to $472,976 in the 2020 survey. The trend for primary care APCs is the same, dropping from $277,279 to $256,751. As a result, regardless of primary care M.D. or APC, compensation per wRVU is also on the rise, driving up compensation expense while revenue is in decline. Compensation per wRVU for internal medicine and family practice physicians increased from $52.98 in 2019 to $54.17 in 2020. APCs have a similar pattern with the increase from $35.96 in 2019 to $36.17 in 2020. So, groups need to pay careful attention to their compensation design for both MDs and APCs to ensure they manage the care model to optimize expenses and revenues.
Overall, for the primary care specialties, this year’s results showed an increase in compensation per wRVU of 2.6% and a decrease in net collections per wRVU of 1.6%. Given that most organizations have at least part of their primary care compensation system tied to wRVU productivity, if they mirror the results, each and every additional wRVU produced will, in fact, cause a negative impact on the organization’s bottom line.
“This begs the question of how long this trend can continue,” Horton said. ``Certainly, if organizations are going to match the market data, assuming they have similar collections’ results, they must get more efficient in their operations in order to offset the results of the combination of per unit compensation increases and net collections decreases. Barring that, they will continue to see an erosion of their bottom lines.”
The 2020 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey, available on a new, significantly enhanced online platform with user-friendly tools, allows users to easily drill down and visualize compensation, wRVUS, and compensation-to-work RVU ratios for 169 physician, APC, and other provider specialties. The 2020 report of 2019 data will be the last clean database, prior to the impact of COVID-19, which will serve as a baseline to understand the impact of the pandemic on medical group performance.
Order the online survey today and equip your medical group with the best compensation data available. AMGA members and corporate partners receive a substantial discount.
Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Siemsen, director, AMGA Consulting, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703.838.0033 ext. 391.
Order your copy today [+]
The 2020 edition of AMGA’s Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey is now available on a new online platform, with enhanced tools allowing more granular analysis of survey results. The 2020 survey represents the largest number of respondents in its history, with data from more than 3,500 clinics and representing over 20,000 providers.
The all-new online platform offers flexible reporting options to customize data and graphics in an easy-to-use environment. Users can also export data for additional analysis.
Included are benchmarks in the following areas:
Clinic staffing by role
Operational overhead staffing by functional area and role
Revenue cycle metrics
Patient access/scheduling metrics
Telehealth services data
Panel size information
Financial performance from high-level summary metrics to line item detail
There multiple metrics in these areas with data presented per physician, per provider, or per 10,000 wRVUs, with an option to filter by system-affiliated and independent practices. The survey content has been expanded and clarified for the 2020 report, improving the scope of the benchmarks.
AMGA members and corporate partners receive a discount on their AMGA 2020 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey purchases. To order your copy, visit amga.org/opsandfinance20.
Has become the number one result for medical groups seeking information across multiple search engines [+]
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads throughout the U.S., our member medical groups and health systems are working at the front lines to provide the highest quality care to their patients. As a partner with our members, AMGA has created a place where members can share best practices and access the latest, most relevant updates from federal agencies and others.
AMGA has worked closely with members, federal agencies, and other healthcare entities to respond to this challenge and to make sure our members have the most up-to-date information and resources. We recently launched our COVID-19 Resources page, offering frontline tactics and tools from members, the most current federal policies and guidelines, communications from the payer community, as well as additional assets from the World Health Organization and other leaders in the healthcare industry. In just a short time AMGA’s COVID-19 Resources page has become the number one result across multiple search engines for medical groups seeking COVID-related information.
Latest upcoming meetings and events [+]
Midwest Regional Meeting
AMGA's Midwest / Milwaukee Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Southern Regional Meeting/Dallas
AMGA's Southern / Dallas Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Northeast Regional Meeting
AMGA's Northeast / Philadelphia Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Southern Regional Meeting/Nashville
AMGA's Southern / Nashville Regional are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Northwest Regional Meeting/Seattle
AMGA's Northwest / Seattle Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
AMGA's Southern / Georgia Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Midwest Regional Meeting/Minneapolis
AMGA's Midwest / Minneapolis Regional Meeting are a series of virtual meetings that are available on demand.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET
San Banerjee, Vice President of Digital Experience, Texas Health Resources; Paul Sonnenburg, Program Director, Provider eBusiness, Optum Health; Moderator: Jordan Pisarcik, Vice President, Growth and Customer Engagement, DocASAP
With value-based care and COVID-19 impacting how care is accessed, both payors and providers have skin in the game to leverage health plan digital channels; 47% of consumers already use them to search for a provider. In this webinar, presenters will share their strategies for expanding access through these channels. Attendees will learn how navigating patients to the right provider and setting – including telehealth - can create a better consumer experience, while enabling providers and payors to deliver easier access to safe, cost-effective, quality care.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at 3 p.m. ET
Diana Isaacs, Pharm.D., BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CGM Program Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute Diabetes Center; and Deborah Greenwood, Ph.D., RN, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, Medical Science Liaison, Clinical Education, Dexcom
Are you interested in learning more about using professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in your practice? Join us as we apply the new Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, Identify, Configure, Collaborate Framework to systematically leverage technology. First, we will identify key assessments, planning and process requirements to start a professional CGM program. Then, we will configure the essential tools, workflows and training requirements. Finally, we’ll collaborate with the care team to evaluate program success and with the person with diabetes on the use of their CGM data to learn about their glucose patterns and trends. Dexcom G6 Professional CGM is a powerful tool that can unlock valuable insights in real-time with the Dexcom G6 App (in unblinded mode) and retrospectively with the Dexcom CLARITY Pro report.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET
Darryl Drevna, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, and Emma Achola, Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs, AMGA
Presenters will discuss proposed CMS policies under the physician fee schedule including, new telehealth policies, E/M changes, updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, updates to the Quality Payment Program and other policies.
Learn more about how we can help your organizations [+]
When a key leadership position opens in a medical group, filling the role becomes a priority, but many HR departments lack the time or resources to conduct a comprehensive executive search. As a result, organizations often struggle to attract candidates from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experience to fill open executive positions.
Because of AMGA’s broad reach, a new service called AMGA Executive Recruitment is now available to help medical groups fill vacant CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CHRO, CIO, president, and vice president-level positions. The service offers multiple advantages for medical groups seeking to find executive candidates, including:
Diverse, Extensive Networks: AMGA is committed to working diligently with medical groups to attract a diverse slate of candidates, supporting a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. AMGA’s senior executive recruiters have access to a large pool of candidates from years of networking with medical groups nationwide, ensuring that leadership teams benefit from the skills, talents, and perspectives that come from different life experiences and backgrounds.
Personalized, Inclusive Outreach. All key steps in AMGA’s proven four-phase process—including job postings, marketing your organization, and screening and interviewing applicants—are inclusive and free of bias to ensure a broad array of qualified candidates.
Medical Group Expertise. Posting an executive opening on commercial platforms often generates numerous respondents, but many may not be qualified for the role. By using AMGA Executive Recruitment, groups can attract candidates with experience in organizations similar to their own, and with the specific skillsets needed to excel in a particular leadership role.
Visit amgaexecutiverecruitment.com to learn more about how we can help your organizations. Special discounts are available for AMGA members. If you have questions for our experts, please reach out directly to Fred Horton at 913.544.5560 or email@example.com, or Rose Wagner at 913.660.8234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate today [+]
When it comes to caring for patients with chronic conditions, AMGA Foundation is a vehicle for translating evidence into everyday practice. Our work to identify and elevate best practices for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions is more important than ever in the time of COVID-19.
In 2021, AMGA Foundation hopes to help pave the way for safe and efficient vaccinations by nationally elevating best practices for adult immunizations, playing a critical role in one of the most important moments in healthcare. By supporting our work, you are part of the solution to the current healthcare crisis.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty and feeling of helplessness during these times, but many of us are craving to help,” says Kimberly Buss, M.D., M.P.H., medical director, Sutter Population Health Services, ambassador, AMGA Foundation. “Helping promote effective vaccination against COVID-19 will be a critical mission that AMGA Foundation is singularly positioned to support. By giving to AMGA Foundation, you can help be an invaluable part of the solution.”
Act now and AMGA Foundation Board of Directors will match your #GivingTuesday generosity, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 until Dec. 1. Hurry and make your gift now to double your impact!
Make your mark as a vital healthcare thought leader [+]
Do you want to share innovative initiatives and strategies that are enabling your group to deliver high performance health? Publicize your group’s successes in Group Practice Journal (GPJ). Submit a story to GPJ to reach more than 75,000 healthcare leaders at medical groups and health systems throughout the nation.
For over 60 years AMGA’s flagship publication GPJ has focused on the socioeconomic, political, business, operational, and legal aspects of medical care provided by medical groups and other organized systems of care, with articles covering issues and trends regarding legislation, management, medical liability, marketing, physician recruitment, compensation and productivity, legal aspects of delivery systems, tax/financial issues, quality management and outcomes, population health, benchmarking and data analysis, recruitment and retention, communication, integration and care coordination, and value-based care.
With our readers hungry for practical information from their peers that they can apply to their own organizations—information that can potentially help them compete successfully in the business of healthcare delivery, AMGA is always in need of newsworthy features and commentary from our members best thought leaders.
If interested in contributing to the Group Practice Journal, please submit queries, outlines, drafts, or completed manuscripts to Editor-in-Chief Tom Flatt at email@example.com. For full details about submitting, including editorial guidelines and an editorial calendar with submission deadlines, visit amga.org/gpj.
AMGA Opposes Provider Relief Fund Reporting Changes; HHS Guidelines Do Not Capture Extent of Loses for Healthcare Providers
The new standard will create an inaccurate accounting of the financial situation facing AMGA members [+]
AMGA recently recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reinstate earlier reporting requirements for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which reimburses healthcare providers for expenses and lost revenues associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). HHS in September modified how providers should calculate lost revenue. The new standard will create an inaccurate accounting of the financial situation facing AMGA members.
“Earlier guidance allowed our members to use ‘any reasonable method’ to determine their expenses and losses due to COVID-19,” said AMGA President and CEO Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., in a letter to HHS. “Now, HHS is changing that calculation to one that will not capture the extent of their losses. AMGA members are still facing severe financial headwinds as they continue to deal with new COVID outbreaks and a difficult economic outlook. Changing the rules in the middle of this pandemic just adds to our members’ existing burdens. HHS should reinstate the earlier standard.”
In its September guidance, HHS modified reporting guidelines to require that providers calculate lost revenue by comparing 2019 and 2020 net operating income. Previously, providers could measure lost revenue with any “reasonable” method, including comparing budgeted revenue with actual revenue. While seemingly innocuous, this change will not account for year-over-year growth in the number of clinicians in a group practice or physician salary reductions, which would make loses appear smaller than they actually were. Given that PRF support is based in part on provider losses, this inadvertently may deny PRF aid to a group practice because of a quirk in the accounting requirements.
AMGA detailed its concerns with the new standard in a letter to HHS, which is available here.
Apply by December 18 [+]
AMGA is seeking 15-20 member medical groups and health systems to participate in our Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative. This 12-month program will prepare your organization to enhance the care it delivers to patients with osteoporosis.
This initiative is designed to provide a platform for participating organizations to improve both clinical and economic outcomes for this patient population through the development and implementation of quality improvement projects, best practice sharing, and peer learning. Participants in this one-year collaborative will learn ways to improve assessment, timely diagnosis, evaluation, and how to best integrate clinical practice treatments at their organizations.
Members must apply no later than 5:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
More information about the collaborative is available here.
Questions? Please contact Senait Temesgen firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703.838.0033
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News from AMGA member organizations [+]
Cleveland Clinic has announced it has signed a joint development agreement with Astrotech Corporation subsidiary, BreathTech Corporation, to explore leveraging Astrotech’s BreathTest-1000(TM) mass spectrometer to rapidly screen for COVID-19 or related indicators. The goal of the agreement is to develop a non-invasive device that will use breath samples to identify COVID-19 strains, with the potential to provide a low-cost, self-service screening option that could be deployed on a large-scale.
CommonSpirit Health has announced it is offering new access to support for depression and anxiety within the primary care setting through a partnership with Concert Health, a leading behavioral health medical group. This model will place CommonSpirit’s primary care physicians at the center of all physical and behavioral aspects of care by connecting patients with Concert Health’s remotely located behavioral health care managers who provide therapy and develop a behavioral health care plan for each patient.
AMGA Chairman’s Circle Member Exact Sciences has announced the debut of its Oncotype MAP(TM) Pan-Cancer Tissue test for patients with advanced, metastatic, refractory, or recurrent cancer. The Oncotype MAP test, previously known as PCDx, provides clinically actionable information from genomic alterations in hundreds of cancer-related genes, allowing physicians to understand a patient’s tumor profile and effectively recommend targeted therapies or clinical trials.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Guidehouse has announced a collaboration with Effy Healthcare, a leading healthcare revenue efficiency software solutions provider, to automate and augment the revenue cycle management process using artificial intelligence. In doing so, Guidehouse will leverage its best practice methodologies in combination with an AI-powered revenue cycle managed services delivery model that is prescriptive, automated and outcome-oriented.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Humana has announced an agreement with leading renal care company Resenius Medical Care North America to broaden their collaboration toward improving the health of eligible Humana Medicare Advantage and commercial members with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease through more coordinated, holistic care. Humana has also announced a new partnership with Quantified Ventures and Volunteers of America to fund and sustainably scale family focused recovery program operations to provide comprehensive services to mothers with substance use disorder and their children.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Lilly USA, LLC has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Disarm Therapeutics, a privately-held biotechnology company creating a new class of disease-modifying therapeutics for patients with axonal degeneration. Lilly has also announced it has entered into an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to facilitate access to future therapeutic antibodies under development for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. This effort to bring equitable access to novel treatments is part of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, an initiative launched by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard to speed the development of and access to therapies for COVID-19.
AMGA Chairman’s Circle Member Merck & Co., Inc. has announced it will construct a new manufacturing facility to significantly expand its production capacity for TICE(R) BCG, a medicine for the treatment of certain forms of bladder cancer.
MultiCare Health System and UW Medicine have signed an agreement making Airlift Northwest the preferred air transport service for pediatric patients needing care at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and neonatal patients needing care at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, WA. As part of the agreement, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Pediatric Critical Care transport team and Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Critical Care transport team will accompany Airlift Northwest staff to provide critical care on flights transporting pediatric and neonatal patients between hospitals across the state.
Ochsner Health and Loyola University New Orleans have announced that they have teamed up to launch a new pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program* with the inaugural class starting Fall 2021. The four-year, full-time undergraduate program, which leads to a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, features in-person classroom instruction at Loyola and hands-on clinical training with Ochsner Health. After graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses (RNs). This new program, which has received approval by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), is designed to address a critical workforce shortage facing both Louisiana and the nation.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Premier Inc. has announced a new, two-year, $8 million national partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health to leverage Premier’s data and proven performance improvement methodology to scale advancements in care for mothers and infants across the nation.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Roche has announced it is collaborating with Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to develop, manufacture and distribute AT-527, Atea’s investigational oral direct-acting antiviral, to people around the globe. AT-527 acts by blocking the viral RNA polymerase enzyme needed for viral replication, and is currently being studied in a Phase 2 clinical trial for hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19. A Phase 3 clinical trial, expected to start in Q1 2021, will explore the potential use in patients outside of the hospital setting.
AMGA Chairman’s Circle Member Sanofi has announced a new research collaboration with the Parkinson’s Foundation to advance the availability of genetic testing and counseling for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.S. Over the next two years, Sanofi will provide $1 million in research funding to support the PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease initiative, a first-of-its-kind national study offering free genetic testing and counseling for people with PD.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Virta has announced it has introduced new services including prediabetes reversal, obesity treatment, and provider-led management for type 2 diabetes. The expansion provides payers and covered beneficiaries a single, full-service virtual clinic that offers industry-leading outcomes for the most critical needs in metabolic health.
Recognition for AMGA member organizations [+]
AMGA Chairman’s Circle Member Abbott has announced it has received the 2020 Prix Galien USA Award for Best Medical Technology for its MitraClip(TM) System, the world's leading minimally invasive mitral valve repair device. The award recognizes excellence in scientific innovation that improves the state of humankind. MitraClip was selected from a field of 17 other medical technology nominees.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Ankura has announced that the firm has received Cyber Security Awards’ distinction as Consulting Practice of the Year for 2020.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) has announced it has been named by Barron to its Top 100 RIA Firms list, claiming the 48th spot. It’s the third time the firm has been recognized by the publication, which provides in-depth news, analysis, and commentary on investments and the markets.
Inova has announced that the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has named Inova Alexandria Hospital the 2020 Overall Business of the Year at its annual Best in Business Awards. The honor is in recognition of the hospital’s high-quality medical care and commitment to giving back to the community through charitable contributions to subsidized health services and community organizations.
AMGA Premier Corporate Partner NextGen Healthcare has announced that for the second consecutive year, it has been designated Market Leader in Featured Customers’ Summer 2020 Medical Practice Management Customer Success Report. In addition, the company was recognized as Market Leader in the inaugural Fall 2020 Telemedicine Software Customer Success Report. Market Leaders are determined by customer references, company presence and company size.
OSF HealthCare has announced it has earned the 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This marks the ninth consecutive year OSF has achieved this honor. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
New appointments at AMGA member organizations [+]
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Ankura has announced the appointment of Mark Furgeson to senior managing director. It has also announced the appointment of Tom Crawford to its executive group as the company’s chief development office and that Elliot Fuhr, Joe D’Ascoli, and Dave Owen have joined the company as senior managing directors. Collectively they will lead the newly formed Office of the CFO practice at Ankura.
Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome several new additions to its multispecialty physician network: Tristan D. Brooks, DO, Caroline M. Wolverton, DO, and Mark Sahawneh, MD Baptist Medical Group has also added Michael Leveilled, DO, MBA, to its growing hospitalist program and physician network.
BayCare Medical Group has announced that Firas S. Almahasneh, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI, has joined BayCare Medical Group Cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine, vascular medicine, vascular interpretations, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
Cleveland Clinic has named Meredith Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, executive chief nursing officer (ECNO) of its Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence. Foxx has served as interim ECNO since June 2020 when Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, was appointed chief caregiver officer after leading the institute for more than 10 years.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Guidehouse has announced it has appointed Kim Cirka as the new head of its public health sector. Cirka will lead strategic innovation and growth initiatives for Guidehouse’s Public Health sector, including the continued transformation of mission-driven healthcare at government health agencies.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC has announced several new hires: Marina Blackburn has joined the firm in its Indianapolis office, focusing her practice on a variety of health law matters; Matt Reed has joined the firm in its Indianapolis office, focusing his practice in the area of health counsel; Claire Bailey has joined the firm in its Indianapolis office, concentrating her practice in the area of employment law; and Alec Mercolino has joined the firm in its Raleigh office, assisting in facilitating a variety of transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner The Joint Commission has announced that Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President Ana Pujols McKee, MD, has accepted an additional appointment as chief diversity and inclusion officer. A new Diversity and Inclusion Steering Council, chaired by McKee, will be formed to develop The Joint Commission enterprise’s diversity and inclusion strategy, oversee implementation and monitor progress of the enterprise’s efforts.
AMGA Chairman’s Circle Member Merck & Co., Inc. has announced that Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter will be retiring as executive vice president and president, Merck Research Laboratories (MRL). Dr. Perlmutter will be succeeded by Dr. Dean Y. Li, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Perlmutter will remain as a non-executive director, MRL through June 30, 2021 to facilitate a seamless transition.
Mercy is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Plowman to Mercy Clinic OB/GYN – Quintin Little.
Riverside Eastern Shore Family Medicine has welcomed Linwood T. Joyner II, MD, to its team of providers
St. Luke’s Physicians Group has announced Patricia Donovan, DO, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined the team at St. Luke’s Palmerton Primary Care.
Valley Health System is pleased to welcome board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist Jonathan Pinto, MD, to the team at Valley Medical Group’s Center for Digestive Health. Pinto treats patients diagnosed with a range of gastrointestinal conditions including acid reflux, celiac disease, h. pylori infection, Crohn’s Disease, colitis, and gastroparesis. He specializes in a variety of gastrointestinal procedures including upper endoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, and therapeutic interventions for GI bleeding.
Watson Clinic has announced that Diana Braswell, MD, has joined the Dermatopathology department at the Watson Clinic Bella Vista in Lakeland. Braswell’s expertise includes the analysis of melanomas and cutaneous neoplasms. She is board-certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Dermatopathology. Watson Clinic has also announced that Tammy Gebo-Seaman, DO, has joined the Department of Gastroenterology at both Watson Clinic Highlands South Lakeland and Watson Clinic Main in North Lakeland. Finally, Watson Clinic is pleased to introduce a new additions to its team of medical providers: registered nurse practitioner Brooke Livingston, APRN, FNP-C will work alongside board-certified family medicine physician Rony J. Alvarado, MD at the Watson Clinic Highlands in South Lakeland.
AMGA Executive Corporate Partner WittKieffer has named Greg Duyck as the leader of the firm’s Advancement Practice.
Welcome new and renewing AMGA member organizations and Leadership Council members [+]
AMGA would like to thank the following groups who have renewed their membership this month and for continuing to help us make multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care the preferred delivery system for coordinated, patient-centered, efficient, quality medical care in America.
Groups of 3-50 FTE Physicians
Agilon Health – Long Beach, California
Alliance Health Professionals, PLLC – Clinton Township, Michigan
Catalyst Medical Group – Lewiston, Idaho
Midland Health – Midland, Texas
PriMed Physicians – Centerville, Ohio
SSM Health – Illinois – Mount Vernon, Illinois
Groups of 51-150 FTE Physicians
Baton Rouge Clinic – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Martin’s Point Health Care – Portland, Maine
Methodist Medical Group – Dallas, Texas
Union Medical Group – Terre Haute, Indiana
UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group – Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Quincy Medical Group – Quincy, Illinois
Groups of 151-500 FTE Physicians
BJC Medical Group – Saint Louis, Missouri
Concord Hospital – Concord, New Hampshire
Florida Medical Clinic, P.A. – Zephyrhills, Florida
Kalispell Regional Healthcare – Kalispell, Montana
PeaceHealth Medical Group – Portland, Oregon
SSM Health - Missouri – Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health – Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
SSM Health – Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
Groups of 501-1,000 FTE Physicians
Franciscan Medical Group – Littleton, Colorado
Groups of 1001-1,500 FTE Physicians
MultiCare Medical Associates – Tacoma, Washington
Groups of 2001-2,500 FTE Physicians
Mercy – Chesterfield, Missouri
Groups of 4501-5000+ FTE Physicians
Mass General Brigham, Incorporated – Somerville, Massachusetts
Executive Corporate Partners
Ankura Consulting Group – Washington, District of Columbia
eHealth, Inc. – Santa Clara, California
Humana, Inc. – Louisville, Kentucky
* Denotes IPA conversion
For more information on AMGA Membership, please contact Bill Baron at 703.838.0033 ext. 336 or email@example.com.
New Council Members
Anne Banfield, MD, Chief of OB, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Tracy Salsa, Director of Clinical Operations, Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation; Visalia, California
Bryan Batson, MD, CMIO, Hattiesburg Clinic, P.A.; Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Vance Jackson, FACHE, FACMPE, President & CEO, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Steven Kalkanis, MD, Chief Executive Officer, HFMG/ Chief Academic Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group; Detroit, Michigan
Dan McCormack, Chief Operating Officer, Delivery System, Martin's Point Health Care; Portland, Maine
William Perno, FACHE, MBA, Chief Development Officer, Value-Based Care, Revere Health; Provo, Utah
Doug Wilson, MD, CEO-Elect, Confluence Health; Wenatchee, Washington
Kevin Birnbaum, Director of Provider Compensation, Centra Medical Group; Lynchburg, Virginia
Melanie Dempsey, VP & Chief Financial Officer, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Shannon Fullam, Director, Finance, Kettering Physician Network; Miamisburg, Ohio
Christopher Sherlock, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Privia Medical Group - North Texas; Fort Worth, Texas
Steve Crowl, CIO, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Charles McBride, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Harbin Clinic, LLC; Rome, Georgia
Steve Toney, MD, CMIO, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Anthony Buonanno, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Operations and Practice Transformation, Lehigh Valley Physician Group; Allentown, Pennsylvania
Catherine Chua, DO, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Richard Noble, MD, CMO, Quincy Medical Group; Quincy, Illinois
Meg Johnson, Director, Ambulatory Nursing Practice, HealthPartners Care Group; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kathy Sturm, RN, CNO, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Council of Attorneys
Jon Steen, JD, Vice President, HR, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Emerging Leaders Council
Lia Aylmer, Practice Manager II, Health First Medical Group; Melbourne, Florida
Kevin Birnbaum, Director of Provider Compensation; Centra Medical Group; Lynchburg, Virginia
Garrett Butler, MD, Chief of Staff, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Doug Wilson, MD, CEO-Elect, Confluence Health; Wenatchee, Washington
Jon Steen, JD, Vice President, HR, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Tracy Fath, VP of Marketing & Planning, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Kirsten Dunn, MD, Engagement Physician, Mercy; Chesterfield, Missouri
Meg Johnson, Director, Ambulatory Nursing Practice, HealthPartners Care Group; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Julie Phillips, RN, System Director of Quality, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Women in Leadership Council
Amanda Pennington, MD, Pediatrician, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Misha Phillips-Lee, Chief of Staff, Davis Health System; Elkins, West Virginia
Chelsea Szafranski, System Director, Digital Health, Munson Healthcare; Traverse City, Michigan