November/December 2021

November/December 2021 GPJ

Providing solutions to physician executives, physicians, and administrators at every medical group in the country

The flagship publication of AMGA, the Group Practice Journal offers dynamic business solutions to physician leaders and administrators at medical groups around the world.

Penned by healthcare professionals, articles give a view from the trenches of modern medicine on a wide variety of topics. For over 60 years, the Group Practice Journal has been helping medical groups become financially successful while delivering the highest quality health care to their communities.



Safer Shores Ahead
Featuring Jeff James, Joseph Golbus, M.D., Mark D. Schafer, M.D., and Fred Horton, M.H.A.
The impact of COVID-19 on business resiliency

Case Study

Growth Spurt
Featuring Melinda Cannon, Wendi Fish, and Rose Wagner, RN, M.H.S., FACMPE
Medical group transformation through practice optimization


Beyond the Bottom Line
By Rose Wagner, RN, M.H.S., FACMPE, and Will Holets, M.H.A, M.B.A.
Five strategies for revenue and expense improvement

Best Practices

Magic Numbers
Featuring Ashish D. Parikh, M.D., and Jamie L. Reedy, M.D., M.P.H.
How to succeed in commercial value-based risk contracts

Case Study

Returns on the Return
By Giuseppe Siena, Denise Veras, and Austin Horan
Using financial tools to improve efficiencies


Out of Contact
By Deirdre Ruttle
Physician practices must adapt amid changing healthcare landscape


Publisher’s Comment

Time to Gather in Person
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
Join us for AMGA’s 2022 Annual Conference in Las Vegas to reconnect with the community

In Washington

The Annual Cliffhanger
By Darryl M. Drevna, M.A.
Congressional brinksmanship with Medicare payments returns

Industry Insights

Insulin Initiation
By Stephen Shields, M.P.H., Nikita Stempniewicz, M.Sc., and Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Predictors associated with successful basal insulin initiation

Foundation Cornerstone

Rise and Shine
AMGA Foundation launches Rise to Immunize™ campaign