Lessons Learned from Newly Integrated Medical Practices: Two case studies
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is apparent that the development of integrated delivery models is a goal of the federal government and that such models will continue to grow and play an important role in the delivery of health care in the U.S. The ACA calls for the development of multiple pilot projects virtually all of which involve clinical integration. As physicians consider their current situation and analyze whether or not to make a change, they can learn from other physicians who have recently begun to shift toward clinical integration. Featured speakers will discuss their early experiences in guiding their practice toward clinical integration and lessons learned from which others can benefit. Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
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Lessons Learned from Newly Integrated Medical Practices: Two case studies
Release Date: January 30, 2013
Expiration Date:
January 30, 2016


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

  1. Discuss the early experience of physician leaders and their efforts to move toward clinical integration.  
  2. Identify the challenges and opportunities of developing new models in the current environment.  
  3. When analyzing whether or not to make a practice change, apply lessons learned from others who have paved the way.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physicians who are in small/single specialty groups.  

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on the newly integrated medical practices to identify the best approach in today's health system reform environment - for developing an incremental, physician-led plan for helping physicians in small practices make decisions about 1) whether it makes sense for them to move their practice toward clinical integration, and 2) if so, how they can learn from others who have had success in integrating. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: systems-based practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. 

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

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Hoyt Burdick, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jim DeNuccio, MBA - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Jim Goodyear, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jay Gregory, MD - OMSS Governing Council Immediate Past Chair/AMA

Gale Hazen, MD - OMSS Governing Council Member-at-Large B/AMA

Brian Johnston, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Mary Kelly - CME Program Committee/AMA
Carole Moodhe, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Lee S. Perrin, MD - OMSS Governing Council Delegate/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr, MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
Barbara Spivak, MD - President and Board Chair, Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, MA
Katie Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator/AMA
Carrie Waller - Manager, IPPS/AMA

David Cook - Administrator/ProHealth, WI
Timothy Hill, MD - CMO/ProHealth, WI
Hector Flores, MD - Medical Director/Family Care Specialist Medical Group and Family Care Specialists IPA

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.

Receiving Your CME Credit
After viewing the webcast, in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must successfully complete the quiz by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and complete the evaluation.

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Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

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

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