Integrated Physician Practices

Meeting highlights from the AMA Integrated Physician Practice Section


With record high attendance, the AMA Integrated Physician Practice Section elected two new governing council members at its meeting:

  • AMA-IPPS Delegate: Susan Pike, MD, Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas
  • AMA-IPPS Alternate Delegate: Michael Glenn, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center in Washington
  • AMA-IPPS Chair: Tom Eppes, Jr., MD, Central Virginia Family Physicians
  • AMA-IPPS Vice Chair: Peter Rutherford, MD, Confluence Health in Washington

Members heard a discussion focused on the move from fee-for-service to value-based payment with physician executive from Aetna, Charles Kennedy, MD, and a physician executive from a physician-led multispecialty group, Grace Terrell, MD.

James L. Madara, MD, AMA executive vice president and CEO, and Donald Fisher, PhD, president and CEO of the American Medical Group Association, moderated the discussion.

The AMA-IPPS sent a resolution to the AMA House of Delegates supporting value-based payments with the caveat that implementation timetables for these types of payment models take into account the physician community’s readiness to assume two-sided risk.