group practice journal
PUBLICATION OF AMGA®
12 Value-Based Care’s Impact on Physician Compensation
Pay Increases in Primary Care amid Stalling Productivity Levels across Specialties
By Wayne M. Hartley, Danielle DuBord, and Aaron Dobosenski
An analysis of the AMGA 2017 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey finds that the proportion of quality incentives in compensation plans
advancing slower than expected.
4 Industry Insights
The Leaky Bucket Part 2: Weight Loss for Improved HbA1c
By Anupama Aurora, M.P.A., M.Sc., Cori Rattelman, Elizabeth
Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., and John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D.
8 In Washington
Reducing the Regulatory Burden for Members
By Darryl M. Drevna
22 Follow the Evidence
Building a Data-Driven Recruitment Program
By Fredrick T. Horton, M.H.A., CMPE, William Holets, M.H.A.,
M.B.A., and Tim Weir, M.H.A., M.B.A.
Olmsted Medical Center develops a wide-ranging qualitative and quantitative approach to recruitment.
28 Health Plan Economics of Preferred Network
An Employer Perspective
By Eric Riley and Heath Abney
Authors from Lexington Clinic explore a preferred health
provider network plan and analyze the costs and health
SEPTEMBER 2017 AMGA.ORG ❘ GROUP PRACTICE JOURNAL 1
38 Warning: Some Forms of Value Contracts Can Be
Hazardous to Your Group’s Health
Featuring Robert E. Matthews
PriMed Physicians’ Vice President for Quality examines
the challenges of securing a good value agreement and the
necessity of avoiding bad value contracts.
44 Foundation Cornerstone
Our Newest Goal-Getter: The Baton Rouge Clinic
46 Thought Leader
Women Leaders: Working to Make It Happen, an Interview with Mayo
Clinic’s Sharon R. Gabrielson, M.H.A.