Here It Comes..Delivery Reform, Payment Reform, and Everything In Between
Physicians barely have enough time in the day to care for their patients, let alone stay abreast of the changes that will transform their practice and payments. Break through the information overload by hearing from physicians who survived and thrived by embracing change. This 60-minute webinar, the first in a series of webinars hosted by members of the AMA’s Innovators Committee, will present the basics of what it means to deliver value-based care and, more importantly, why change is necessary. It will also address what change means for your practice as Medicare and other payers rapidly transition to new payment models that reward high quality and cost-effective care. By highlighting why current reform efforts will succeed where others have failed, this webinar will set the stage for future webinars that offer step-by-step guidance on how to improve care coordination, how to optimize practice workflow, how to meaningfully analyze your performance, and how value-based payment models can be customized to work for you. Should you have any questions related to the content of this activity, please contact Jason Scull at
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Here it Comes..Delivery Reform, Payment Reform, and Everything In Between
Release Date: December 17, 2012
End Date: December 31, 2014

Federation Staff Access
Please contact Terri Marchiori at to obtain your discount code before registering.

Technical Support
Should you have technical questions, please call the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.

At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Define what it means to deliver value-based care and explain key concepts related to delivery and payment reform.
  2. Compare how current reform efforts are similar to and different from past efforts.
  3. Identify delivery reforms and payment models that support value-based care.
  4. Describe the magnitude of change and the importance of physician leadership.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians.

Statement of Need
These webinars will address the misnomer that you have to be a large, integrated system in order to successfully implement delivery and payment reforms by focusing on the specific habits of high value care delivery. It will further counter arguments that current reforms efforts are a repackaged version of managed care by highlighting specific differences between health maintenance organizations of the 1990s and innovative models, such as ACOs, that currently are gaining prominence.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, interdisciplinary teamwork and quality improvement.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Your CME Credit
After viewing the webinar, in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) View the webinar in its entirety, 2) Successfully complete the quiz answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 3) Complete the evaluation. 

Planning Committee
Rita LePard - CME Program Committee/AMA

Jason Scull– AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Sandy Marks -  AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Cindy Brown – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Carol Vargo – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Jeanette Harmon – AMA Director, Advocacy Planning & Management

Peter Amadio, MD is the Chair of the AMA’s Integrated Physician Practice Section and a practicing orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic.
W. Douglas Weaver, MD is a past president of American College of Cardiology and a practicing cardiologist at Henry Ford Health System.

About the Innovators Committee
The Innovators Committee is a group of innovative physicians tasked with developing resources to help their colleagues from various specialties implement effective delivery and payment reforms that are applicable to their practice setting and service mix. Go to for more information about the Committee, including detailed bios for Drs. Amadio and Weaver, and its work.

Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Audio speakers or headphones

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.

MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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