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AMA-IPPS Meetings & Events

The 2015 IPPS Annual Meeting will be held June 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Meeting handbook and other downloads

Note: You must log in to your AMA account to download these documents. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one. Creating an AMA account is free and open to both physicians (AMA member and non-member) and non-physician members of the public.

Meeting agenda

Meeting handbook

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Registration for the 2015 IPPS Annual Meeting is now open. Register today!

Travel arrangements

Housing information

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60601

Single $229, Regency Single $279, Limited Rooms
Double, $254, Regency Double, $304, Limited Rooms
City Tax 16.4%

Book your reservations online or call Hyatt reservations at 888-421-1442.

Please be sure to make your reservation by the cutoff date of May 10, 2015 to insure that your requirements are met. We cannot guarantee room availability after the published cutoff date.

Special airline discount

An airline discount is available on United Airlines. The United discount may be obtained on-line at www.united.com.

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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 dates.

A discount may also be obtained by calling United Airlines Meetings at 800-426-1122 (a service fee will apply) and mention Z code ZTXM and Agreement code 362176.

Education programs

The following education programs will be presented at the 2015 IPPS Annual Meeting:

Lessons Learned: Optimizing Physician Leadership in the Clinical Integration of Medical Practices and Hospitals
In clinically integrated systems, a physician-led governance structure instills a culture that filters all decisions through the lens of patients’ interests. This strong focus on doing what’s best for the individual patient, as well as the entire population of patients, is positioning physician-led, integrated organizations as key drivers of improved quality, cost-appropriate care, and new care delivery models.

Faculty for the program are three physician leaders from a variety of integrated settings, all with a track record of success in establishing a culture of physician leadership – all whom have taken slightly different approaches to achieving that end. In this program, faculty will offer insights into questions such as: What problems did we seek to solve with physician leadership; What does physician leadership bring to our organization; What do we expect of our physician leaders; What road blocks did we encounter along the way; and how do we encourage collaboration between physician and non-physician leaders? Following the faculty presentations, participants will divide into smaller sessions to delve deeper into the subject and network with other physicians working toward the same goals of physician-led, integrated care.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the benefits derived from physician leadership.
  2. Identify what road blocks could potentially surface in moving toward or sustaining physician leadership in an integrated care model.
  3. Explain how to effectively encourage collaboration between physician and non-physician leaders.

Stepping up the pace: Moving toward value-based payment
Earlier this year, Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the following ambitious goals and timelines for moving both Medicare and the private sector toward value based payments:

  • By the end of 2016, 30% of all Medicare provider payments will be in alternative payment models tied to how well providers care for them. By the end of 2018, the threshold increases to 50%.
  • By the end of 2016, 85% of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments will be tied to quality and value. By the end of 2018, the threshold increases to 90%.
  • HHS will work to move the private sector toward similarly aggressive goals through the creation of a Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network to facilitate the partnership.

The overall goal is to move away from FFS payment only and transition to a system that links nearly all payments to quality and value. HHS maintains that such a system would stem the escalation of health care costs enabling a reinvestment of those dollars into the delivery of more coordinated, higher quality care.

In this program, faculty will discuss: the advantages/disadvantages of moving to pay for value; how to get there; whether or not it’s possible to operate with “one foot in both canoes” if you plan a gradual conversion; and how to come to terms with the fact that only a small percentage of outcomes are directly under physicians’ control.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the HHS goals and their impact on Medicare and private sector payment models.
  2. Explain the advantages/disadvantages of moving from fee-for-service to pay for value.
  3. Identify ways to move your organization/practice toward pay for value.

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 April 25. Resolutions submitted after this date will be considered “late” and require a 2/3 vote of the IPPS Assembly in order to be considered.

Governing Council elections

The IPPS will elect members to the following positions of the IPPS Governing Council at the Annual Meeting:

  • Vice Chair*
  • Member at-Large*
  • Slotted seat for large practice*
  • Slotted seat for small-medium sized practice
  • Delegate
  • Alternate Delegate
  • Note that the Chair position and one of the Member at-Large positions were elected at the 2014 Annual Meeting and will therefore not be open for election at the upcoming meeting.

*Members of the current Governing Council are running for these positions, but all qualified candidates are welcome.

All terms are two years. The anticipated time commitment for GC members is as follows:

  • Two days in June for the IPPS Annual Meeting for all members except Delegate/Alternate Delegate for whom the time commitment is 6-7 days.
  • Two days in November for the IPPS Interim Meeting for all members except Delegate/Alternate Delegate for whom the time commitment is 6 days.
  • Approximately six conference calls (approximately one hour each) throughout the year.

All certified IPPS Associate members are welcome and encouraged to run for election. Please see the nomination application (due May 6) for more information. Contact Carrie Waller (carrie.waller@ama-assn.org, 312-464-4546) with any questions.

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.