The Final Piece of the Puzzle: Customizing the Payment Model to Fit Your Practice
Early indications suggest that global payment bundles will be a foundational element of most new models but, ultimately, it will be up to individual practices working collaboratively with hospital and payer partners to design models best suited for their particular circumstance. Hear from leading innovators on how they applied the data to not only design but ultimately to build hybrid payment models that include the right mix of bundles, care management fees, and/or FFS. This final webinar will show you how to move from delivering value to building the infrastructure and establishing the partnerships that will enable you to design and implement a sustainable payment model. Should you have any questions regarding the content, please contact Jason Scull at
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The Final Piece of the Puzzle: Customizing the Payment Model to Fit Your Practice  
Release Date: October 11, 2013
End Date: December 31, 2014

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

Technical Support
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At the end of this activity, I will be able to:

  1. Recognize that value-based payment models can co-exist with each other and with FFS.     
  2. Analyze the data to demonstrate value and identify the payment mechanism necessary to sustain progress.      
  3. Build the infrastructure with other physician groups, hospitals, and payers to design, implement, and maintain the desired payment model.   

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

Statement of Need
This is the seventh in a series of webinars that 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, quality improvement and informatics.

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

Cindy Brown – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs
Jeanette Harmon – AMA Director, Advocacy Planning & Management
Rita LePard - CME Program Committee/AMA
Sandy Marks -  AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs
Jason Scull– AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Carol Vargo – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs 

Grace Terrell, MD - Cornerstone Health Care
Keith Michl, MD - Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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 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.

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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)
Activity Price
21 Registered Users
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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