Solutions for Succeeding under Risk-Based Payment Models Topic of AMGA 2016 Institute for Quality Leadership

ALEXANDRIA, VA – AMGA will host its 2016 Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL16) November 15-17 at San Francisco Marriot Marquis in San Francisco, California.  

IQL16, “Succeeding under MACRA and Risk-Based Payment,” will focus on how medical groups and integrated systems of care are developing financial models, implementing successful leadership structures, and creating innovations in population health in preparation for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and other risk-based models.

“This year’s IQL brings together healthcare leaders to discuss and share tangible solutions for succeeding under risk. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues with experience in risk and will leave with practical tools to aid them in meeting the challenges of value-based care,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer.

IQL16  general sessions speakers include:

Robert Pearl, M.D., Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, will share his experience managing patient populations under risk-based payment model as a leader of the nation’s largest medical group, Kaiser Permanente.

Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California, will discuss the future of health exchanges in light of the Presidential election and provide insights into potential changes in the insurance marketplace.

Craig Samitt, M.D., M.B.A, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem, Inc., will discuss the barriers and success factors in making the transition to risk, focusing on the key principles medical groups and health insurers need to adopt in order to create sustainable models.

•Finally, a panel of experts, Philip Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Medical Director, Accountable Care, Ochsner Health System; Charles A. Dennis, M.D., Vice President Central Region, OSF Medical Group; and Steven A. Green, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Inc., will discuss value-based payment models and will provide attendees with a better understanding of these new models and which are best suited for their medical group.

Leaders from AMGA member groups will share their personal experiences about taking on risk and preparing for MACRA as well as implementing successful leadership structures through the Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions, with three tracks focusing on Risk and Alternative Payment Models, Population Health, and Leadership and Culture.

Presenting groups include: Baystate Health, CarePort Health, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia St. Mary's Physicians, Community Physician Network, HealthPartners, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, MediSync, Mercy Clinic, Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, North Texas Specialty Physicians, Novant Health, OptumCare, Premier Medical Associates, PriMed Physicians, Sentara Medical Group, Southwest Medical Associates.

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