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Upcoming Seminars for Physicians on New Payment Models

Next seminar in New York City Tuesday, Sept. 28—still time to register

For immediate release:
Sept. 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improvements to the nation’s health care system, including how health care is delivered and paid for, are quickly becoming reality. To help physicians be out in front of these system changes, the American Medical Association (AMA) is hosting in-person seminars across the country. The next seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 in New York City, presented in conjunction with the Medical Society of the State of New York, and there is still time for physicians to register for this unique learning experience.

The seminar will focus on accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundling and the medical home.  It will define and describe the tools and pathways to successful participation and leadership.  Participating physicians are eligible for up to four AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in continuing medical education (CME) for participating in the seminar.

Speakers at the seminar will focus on three issue areas of interest to physicians: pathways for physician success under health care payment and delivery reforms, a case study of a clinically integrated group as an ACO, and successful physician-hospital alignment.  National expert Harold Miller, who authored the AMA’s recent white paper, “Pathways for Physician Success Under Health Care Payment and Delivery Reforms” and David Hannan, MD, of the Greater Rochester IPA Board of Directors are two of the featured speakers.

“The AMA is committed to helping physicians gain the knowledge and tools they need to successfully participate and lead new initiatives like accountable care organizations and the medical home,” said AMA Immediate Past President J. James Rohack, MD, who will speak at the seminar on physician leadership.  “I encourage physicians, particularly in the northeast,  to attend the upcoming seminars in New York and New Hampshire to learn first-hand about how these changes to the health system will affect their medical practices.”

Register for the New York seminar at www.ama-assn.org/go/paymentpathways and, following the New York seminar, the next seminar is planned for Saturday, Nov. 13, in Concord, New Hampshire, especially for physicians from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Registration details will be forthcoming.



Katherine M. Hatwell
AMA Media Relations


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