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Health Management Associates, Inc. (“HMA”)
in cooperation with the
Massachusetts Society of Pathologists and the
Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Announces a Fall 2011 Seminar

Hospital Affiliated Physicians:
Strategies for Keeping Your Private Practice Successful in a Changing Environment

Invitees: Both HMA client physicians and other physicians - Anesthesiologists, Cardiologists, Emergency Physicians, Pathologists and Radiologists
Date: Saturday November 5, 2011 - 8am - 1pm
Location: Marriott Newton, Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA


7:30 - 8:15 Registration and continental breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 Introduction
Jonathan Richman, President, Health Management Associates, Inc.
Strategies for ensuring that your Hospital Affiliated Practice is Bullet-proof
8:30 - 9:00 Jeffrey Liebman
CEO of Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center
What CEO’s are seeking in their HAP relationships
9:00 - 9:30 Christopher Jedrey, Esq.
McDermott, Will and Emery
Models for Ancillary Services Integration with Hospitals and Other Organizations - such as co-management agreements; how HAPs can maintain their private practices but legally affiliate with their institutions.
9:30- 10:00 Patrick F. Gilligan
Sr. Vice President for Health Care Contract Management for BCBS of MA
AQC Contract Update - A discussion of the current status of BCBS’s AQC contracts and how HAPs can be successfully integrated into those global payment arrangements.
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Edward Brennan, Esq.
Massachusetts Legislative Update - A discussion of the status and some of the details of the MA State Health Care Legislation.
10:45 - 11:15 Ginger Lyons de Neufville
Executive Director, Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (MACIPA)
How Can HAPs be Successful and Contribute in a Global Payment Environment? - A discussion of MACIPA’s experience in global contracting with a focus on HAPs.
11:15 - 12:00 MD Panel Discussion
A representative of each specialty will be invited to discuss his/her experience with: key strategies being utilized to keep their practice strong; working with their Hospital/PHO/IPA; and metrics for measuring success in any global or capitated payment arrangement.

Speakers include:
Anesthesia Alexander Hannenberg, MD
Past President, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Associate Chair, Anesthesiology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Board Chair, Newton-Wellesley Physician Hospital Organization
Cardiology Peter A. Grape MD, FACC
CEO, Harbor Medical Associates
Emergency Assaad Sayah, MD, FACEP
Chief, Emergency Medicine and
President Medical Staff, Cambridge Health Alliance
Past President Massachusetts ACEP
Pathology George Kwass, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology/Laboratory
Medicine, Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill, MA
Vice President for Medical Affairs, Merrimack Valley Hospital
Governor, College of American Pathologists
Radiology Philip Rogoff, MD, FACR, FSIR
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Secretary, Massachusetts Radiological Society
Chair, Managed Care Sub-Committee, Massachusetts Radiological Society

12:00 - 12:45 Specialty Break-Out Sessions
There will be a break-out session for each specialty; the purpose of the session will be to discuss experience with global payments and IPA/PHO relationships and especially to discuss quality metrics and measuring tools. The specialty physician from the panel will be the discussion leader. An HMA consultant will also be involved in each group.
12:45 - 1:00 Summary and Adjourn


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