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Publisher: Jerry Penso, M. D., M. B. A.
Editor in Chief: Tom Flatt
Editor: Mike Hilleary
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AMGA BOARD OF DIREC TORS
Chair: Christopher J. Sclafani, PE, M. B. A., CareMount Medical, P.C.
Chair-Elect: Grace Emerson Terrell, M. D., M. M. M., FACP, FACPE, Eventus WholeHealth
Secretary: Aric Sharp, M. H. A., CMPE, FACHE, Wilmington Health
Treasurer: Tim Weir, M. H. A., M. B. A., FACHE, Olmsted Medical Center
Member at Large: J. Stephen Jones, M. D., Inova Health System
Immediate Past Chair: Ashok Rai, M. D., Prevea Health
President and Chief Executive Officer: Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
Beth Averbeck, M. D., HealthPartners Medical Group
Mark Briesacher, M. D., Intermountain Healthcare
Carol Brockmiller, CMPE, Quincy Medical Group
Mark DeRubeis, M. B. A., Premier Medical Associates
Scott Hines, M. D., Crystal Run Healthcare
Richard S. Isaacs, M.D., FACS, Kaiser Permanente
John E. Jenrette, M. D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Network
Kim Sherbrooke, M. H. A., FACMPE, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Larry Tatum, M. D., Privia Medical Group North Texas
Karen Weiner, M. D, M. M. M., CPE, Oregon Medical Group
Mary Jo Williamson, Mayo Clinic
Purpose: We empower the delivery of coordinated, patient-centered,
high-quality, value-driven health care
Promise: To be an indispensable partner in advancing high performance health
Vision: A transformed healthcare system partnering with engaged
communities to promote healthier lives
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Where the Best Get Better
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
AMGA Annual Conference, where the best in
health care come to learn how to get better
By Darryl Drevna, M.A.
CMS, OIG propose Stark and anti-kickback
Clean Bills of Health
Consumers give healthcare providers low
scores on billing
In last month’s issue, in the article “Down with Silos” by
Alycia Rose James and Mary Costello, an incorrect figure was run on page 38. The corrected figure is at right.
We Did It!
Campaign exceeds goal of improving diabetes
care for 1 million people
Ready for a Revolution
An interview with XPRIZE Foundation’s Peter