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AMA-IPPS Meetings & Events

The 2014 IPPS Interim Meeting will be held Nov. 6-7 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Meeting agenda and other downloads

Note: Although these documents are available to AMA members and non-members alike (including non-physicians), you must log in to your AMA account to download them. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one.

Draft meeting agenda

Meeting handbook
Available on or around Oct. 10

Education program presentations
Available Oct. 31

Registration

Online registration for the 2014 IPPS Interim Meeting will be open through Oct. 31.

Hotel reservations

Meeting attendees are encourage to make hotel reservations early, as rooms may sell out. The last day to confirm new reservations is Oct. 13.

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 748-1200

Airline reservations

Airline discounts are available on both American Airlines and United Airlines.

To book your American Airlines reservation on-line and receive a 5% discount, go to www.aa.com. Once you have linked to AA.com:

  • Click on Refine Your Search
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter authorization code 92N4AZ in Promotion Code box

To book United Airlines reservation and receive a discount call United Airlines Meetings at 800.426.1122 and mention Z codeZRMH and Agreement code 761645.

The United discount may also be obtained on-line at www.united.com. Once you have linked to united.com:

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZRMH761645 in Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated. The discount is valid for travel 3 days prior to and 3 days after the official meeting date(s) (Wednesday, November 5 - Friday, November 14).

Education programs

The following education programs will be presented at the 2014 IPPS Interim Meeting. Scheduling and other details will be available shortly.

What does big business want? Creating a compelling business case for integrated care
In an effort to contain health care costs while ensuring employees have access to high quality care, large employers are increasingly exploring and entering into novel contractual arrangements with integrated health systems. Many of these partnerships are facilitated by third-party payors. However, a growing number of businesses bypass health plans altogether – for example, the recently announced partnership between The Boeing Company and Providence Health and Services, Swedish Health Services, and University of Washington Medicine. As health systems integrate and become better prepared to enter into direct contracts with large employers, they are carefully observing these vanguard partnerships to see if they are a suitable approach to providing quality patient care, improving population health, bending the cost curve, while sustaining a thriving clinical practice.

A panel of three speakers who are leaders from integrated health systems and large employers will present their organizations’ perspectives. This program aims to challenge participants to think in new ways and better prepare for new models of health care delivery payment. Breakout sessions will follow.

Engaging physicians in integrated care
Presented in collaboration with the American Medical Group Association

Fixing health care and moving toward integrated care will require a sea-change in the way many physicians practice and involves moving from a model organized around individual physicians to a system approach of team-based care.  Such radical change can only succeed when embraced by physicians, yet many are resistant and anxious about the changes underway, fearing the loss of autonomy and status quo.  Drs. Scott Flinn, CMO, Arch Health Partners (Calif.), and Rae Ann Williams, Regional Assistant Medical Director for Primary Care, Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group (Minn.), will discuss how physician leaders can articulate their vision of what lies on the other side of change and at the same time acknowledge and be forthright about the sacrifice involved in getting there. Learn how physician-led organizations have addressed this issue, mistakes they made and the successes they had in moving physicians toward a shared goal of achieving team-based, high quality, cost appropriate care for every patient.  The program will be moderated by Mark Miller, Director of Survey Studies and Research at the American Medical Group Association.

Resolution submission

Resolutions, which should be written and submitted on the IPPS resolution template, must be submitted to Carrie Waller (carrie.waller@ama-assn.org) by Sept. 27. Resolutions submitted after this date are considered “late” and require a 2/3 vote of the IPPS Assembly in order to be considered.

Volunteers needed

The IPPS is seeking volunteers for its Tellers Committee, which facilitates the work of the IPPS Assembly by counting votes as necessary during the business meeting. Please contact Carrie Waller (carrie.waller@ama-assn.org, 312-464-4546) to volunteer.

Become an IPPS representative

Although all AMA members are invited to attend IPPS meetings, only certified IPPS representatives may fully participate (e.g., submit resolutions, make motions, vote).

To serve as an official representative for your organization, please complete the certification form. Contact Carrie Waller at carrie.waller@ama-assn.org or (312)464-4546 with any questions.