AMGA’s 6th Annual New York City Medical Group Conference: The Latest
Approaches to Provider Compensation, Fair Market Value, and Benefits Management
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Cornell Club · 6 East 44th Street at Fifth Avenue · New York City
For the sixth consecutive year, AMGA is convening medical group and health
system executives to address challenges in redesigning provider compensation,
transitioning from pure productivity models, understanding topical trends and
issues, and more.
This meeting will provide you with the insights and takeaways needed to shape
and refine your strategy and remain competitive in your market.
We’ve designed this event for medical group and health system leaders who are
accountable for provider recruitment, compensation plan design, physician
employment contracting, benefits management, and/or FMV
administration. The emphasis on FMV compliance is particularly relevant for
non-profit healthcare organizations. Due to space limitations, the event is
reserved for operational leaders and advisors.
Continuing education credits, including CME and CPE, will be available.
A meeting flier is available for download
- AMGA members: $495
- Non-members: $695
Group discount: Three (3) or more attendees from the same organization will
receive a discount of $50 per registration.
For assistance with registration, please contact Bruce Hadloc, meetings and
education assistant, via
or at 703.838.0033 ext. 366.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Effective Compensation and Fair Market Value (FMV) Governance
Wayne Hartley, M.H.A., Vice President, AMGA Consulting
You’ll hear about key elements that should be included in a
physician/provider compensation management program, such as compensation
philosophy, compensation approaches, and FMV policies. The role of the board and
compensation committees in compensation governance will be discussed. We will
cover physician executive compensation as well as staff physician pay, including
examples of blended clinical and administrative roles.
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Key Physician Compensation Enforcement and Fair Market Value (FMV) Issues in
Joe Wolfe, J.D., Shareholder, HallRender – Milwaukee, WI
In this presentation, participants will learn about the key issues impacting
physician compensation in 2019, including regulatory requirements (Stark,
Anti-Kickback), lessons learned from recent enforcement actions, areas of
potential risk (FMV, “runaway” compensation plans, and common pitfalls), and the
features of an effective physician contracting/compensation process.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Latest Provider Benefits Survey Results:
Directions and Trends
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting
Based on member demand, AMGA recently completed our first provider benefits
survey since 2014. This presentation will highlight benefits trends at medical
groups and health systems. You’ll hear details on how organizations are adapting
benefits practices given a larger part-time workforce, including part-time
physicians. Time also will be devoted to how you can supplement the benefits
survey data with the benefits cost data in the AMGA Medical Group Compensation
and Productivity Survey.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Nouveau Compensation Plan Design: Risk-Adjusted Panel Size, Salary Models,
and Transitions Away from Pure Productivity
Fred Horton, M.H.A., President; Wayne Hartley, M.H.A., Vice President; and
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting
In this session, AMGA Consulting experts will present several case studies on
compensation plan design. The first case will include a panel size model and
will detail approaches to adjusting panel based on risk factors beyond patient
age and sex. This adjustment methodology has been created in partnership with
AMGA member groups.
Next, you’ll see a model for salary-based compensation which can apply to
primary care physicians or specialists. With salary models, AMGA Consulting
recommends a formal performance evaluation process to manage any concerns about
patient access and provider productivity. The speakers will present thoughts on
performance evaluation methodologies and discuss how provider satisfaction
surveys can be used as a tool in monitoring performance and potential provider
Finally, the panel will share examples of other approaches medical groups are
using to reduce their reliance on work RVU production in their compensation
plans. Advanced practice provider (APP) compensation and approaches to APP
supervision stipends will be part of the conversation.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Q&A and Closing Comments
Fred Horton, M.H.A., is the president of AMGA Consulting. He has over 25
years of medical group and health system leadership experience. His expertise
includes provider compensation plan development, practice operational efficiency
assessment, provider performance management, and value-based care program
Wayne Hartley, M.H.A., is a vice president at AMGA Consulting. With over 20
years of medical group and health system leadership experience, Wayne focuses on
compensation and FMV consulting, professional revenue cycle, and clinical
service line management.
Elizabeth Siemsen is a director at AMGA Consulting. In this role, she leads
data analytics and the production of our annual surveys, including the AMGA
Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey as well as our Operations and
Finance Survey. She has 20 years of experience in data analysis and healthcare
Joe Wolfe, J.D., represents healthcare organizations nationwide on a broad
range of compliance, operational, and strategic matters at HallRender –
Milwaukee, WI. His area of expertise is supporting health systems, hospitals,
and medical groups on physician compensation issues, such as compensation plan
design, quality-based incentive development, compensation program assessments,
FMV documentation, and Stark Law compliance.