group practice journal
PUBLICATION OF AMGA®
1 Publisher’s Comment
Are You Ready for Risk?
By Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE
4 Industry Insights
Not So Diverse Workforce
5 In Washington
A Small Window for Change
By the AMGA Public Policy Team
18 Hitting the Metrics
Rewarding Quality-Centered Behaviors
By Monique Ruyle
EvergreenHealth Partners’ physician compensation model
rewards especially high-value, high-quality behavior.
24 Rewarding Value-Based Hallmarks
How to Align Physician Compensation
By Brad Boyd and Randy Jones
How do you change physician compensation plans to reward
the hallmarks of a value-based approach, as well as more collaborative and proactive care?
30 On the Front Lines
In the Value-Based Contracting Battle
By Chad Johnson
Phoenix Children’s Care Network brings a value-based contracting model to the pediatric space.
8 Provider Compensation and Productivity 2016
By Aaron Dobosenski and Thomas D. Holets, M.A., M.B.A., FACMPE
Trends from the AMGA 2016 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey
reveal compensation increased and productivity generally did not.
36 Think Before You Jump
The Many Benefits of a Group Practice Agreement
By Andrew H. Selesnick, Esq.
To lay a strong foundation for your group, think about it in
three stages: formation, governance, and the event of a partner
or shareholder exit.
42 Managing Value-Based Risk
Chronic Disease Is Health Care’s “Rising-Risk”
By Phil Trotter, B.S., Felipe Lobelo, M.D., Ph.D., and
Ashley John Heather, B.A.
Health systems must stop the rising-risk flow along the care
continuum toward and into the high-risk group.
46 Foundation Cornerstone
You’re Invited to AMGA Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala