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The landmark federal health reform legislation signed into law last year set in motion what may be the biggest sea change in the practice of medicine since the advent of managed care. Changes in Medicare reimbursement methodologies portend a dramatic transformation of the health care delivery system, affecting not only how providers are paid, but the structural forms of medical practice itself. As provisions of the new law continue to be phased in over the next three years, is your practice prepared to navigate the waves of change?

Consonant with the California Health Care Leadership Academy's mission of informing physicians and medical practice managers about leading-edge trends and developments in the evolving health care marketplace, this year's conference has been designed to provide both information and tools to help successfully negotiate the challenges - and opportunities - of the new era. Continuing the Academy's standard of programming excellence, the presentations and workshops will be an invaluable resource in surviving and thriving in the new environment.

Register by May 6, 2011, and save up to $200 per person!

Register online or download the PDF registration form to be submitted by mail or fax.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians and nurses in private, group, or academic practice and in administrative and management positions
  • Medical practice managers Hospital chiefs of staff, MEC members, senior administrators, and board members
  • Medical group and health plan administrators and board members
  • Medical and specialty society officers, executives, and committee members
  • Private- and public-sector health policy analysts, program administrators, and consultants
  • Health law attorneys Medical students and residents Consumer/patient advocates

Why You Should Attend

  • Prepare for changes affecting your practice and your economic future.
  • Learn techniques to minimize financial risks and boost the bottom line.
  • Acquire skills needed to excel as a medical practice or medical staff leader.
  • Earn 18.75 hours of Category 1 CME credit.
  • Network with your colleagues.

What You Will Learn
At the conclusion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of health system reform for physicians, patients and the physician-patient relationship
  • Understand and prepare for changes in the models of medical practice and payment for services through physician-hospital alignment mechanisms created or promoted by health reform legislation, and apply information to assess and begin implementing these changes
  • Implement practice management tools and techniques to help reengineer your medical practice for success
  • Understand the impact of health reform on physician workforce needs
  • Understand and prepare for new health care quality initiatives created by health reform legislation, and the methods by which quality will be measured and reported
  • Prepare for the expanded use of health information technology as an underpinning of new quality measurement and reporting initiatives

Conference Faculty (partial listing)
Confirmed to date:

  • Dustin Corcoran, CEO, California Medical Association
  • Francis J. Crosson, MD, Senior Medical Director, the Permanente Federation
  • Greg Endicott, Managing Director, Strategic Value Group, LLC, Los Angeles
  • Kim Fenton, MA, President, California HealthCare Consulting Group
  • Frank Gamma, Esq., Partner, Kessenick, Phillips & Gamma, LLP, San Francisco
  • Jon a. Hultman, DPM, MBA, Executive Director, California Podiatric Medical Association; Chief Executive
  • Officer, Integrated Physicians Systems
  • Fred Lee, President, Fred Lee & Associates, Inc.
  • Sharon Levine, MD, Associate Director, Permanente Medical Group
  • John C. Lewin, MD, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Cardiology
  • Barbara McCaffrey, MA, Partner, Organizational Solutions, LLC, San Clemente, CA
  • Elizabeth McNeil, Vice President of Federal Government Relations, California Medical Association
  • Astrid Meghrigian, Esq., Former Legal Counsel, California Medical Association
  • Harold D. Miller, Esq., Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform Anthony Susan Reynolds, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Institute for Medical Leadership
  • H. Schiff, JD, MPH, Principal, Schiff and Bernstein; Adj. Professor, UCLA School of Public Health

Continuing Medical Education
The California Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. the California Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1tm Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.