Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Take part in physician-led quality improvement group
Registration is now open for the semi-annual AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI™) meeting, taking place Oct. 24–25 in Chicago.
A leader in health care quality and patient safety, the PCPI develops evidence-based performance measures used in national quality improvement programs. Members of this physician-led group also focus on patient-centered care and performance improvement that is clinically meaningful and meets both current and future health care needs. The PCPI is nationally recognized and has more than 190 diverse organization members.
The two-day meeting will focus on "PCPI 2.0," exploring the group's new role in improving health outcomes through quality improvement. Attendees will meet PCPI leadership and network with other key players in performance improvement.
Register online by Sept. 25 to receive the PCPI discounted hotel rate. The membership meeting also is open to nonmembers who are interested in this important work.
Learn more about the PCPI and how to become an organizational or individual member.
Budget-based pay systems: what you need to know
An AMA webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 11 looks at the key information physicians need from managed care organizations to evaluate, monitor and manage risk under budget-based payment systems. Register today.
Focusing on state managed care laws, the webinar will help physicians understand their rights to information that will increase their ability to succeed in these payment systems. Experienced health law attorneys will describe the requirements of state laws and the kinds of data reports physicians need to receive from managed care organizations.
Participants also will learn about AMA tools that can help them succeed in new payment arrangements.
This webinar is part of a managed care contracting series taking place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Each webinar will examine timely contracting issues to help physicians succeed in today's evolving health care system and will be archived for on-demand viewing.