Key Speaking Engagements and Events with SHM Leaders

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April 6, 2018

Strategies to Help Primary Care Physicians Address Stress and Burnout

Kerry Le Benger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Summit Medical Group and James Korman, PSYD, ACT, Summit Medical Group will present at one of the “G-Force” Sharing Sessions at GPIN in Austin, Texas in May 2018.  Their topic is a strategy to help primary care physicians (PCPs) address some of their stress and burnout by allowing them to unplug when on vacation.

Because PCPs get so many tasks, labs that need to be reviewed, and orders to be sign off on, they often cannot go on vacation without logging on to the Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and doing work. If they choose not to do work on vacation, they will come home to hundreds of tasks making coming back to work awful.  Also, the staff left behind must pick up a percentage of the vacationing physicians work on top of their own regular daily work.  

As a result, Summit Medical Group (SMG) has hired Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) to manage the EMR inbox of physicians when they go on vacation, including labs that need to be reviewed, patients that need to be contacted, etc.

It has been very well received by the PCPs thus far with them commenting that they can truly go on vacation for the first time in a long time and can return to work to a soft landing.

They are presenting at GPIN to share the strategy with other medical groups and gain awareness and support.

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March 17, 2018

Meaningful Collaboration between Pharmacists and Physicians to Improve Quality and Meet Patient Needs

PRESENTER: Jamie Reedy, MD, MPHChief of Population Health; Summit Medical Group

As payment models move towards risk-based payment, physicians and medical group practices are looking for new ways to create impactful changes that engage and empower the entire care team.  Many physicians are interested in working with pharmacists to improve the health of their patients and decrease the workload in their practices but may not fully realize the capabilities of pharmacists or how to employ or contract with them in their practices. This interactive session, co-sponsored by AMGA, will bring together physicians and medical group practice decision makers from different practice settings to discuss their learnings from successful collaborations between physicians and pharmacists.  

For more information, visit APhA 2018

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March 8, 2018

Financing the Journey to Value-Based Care for Independent Physician Groups

PRESENTERS: Jeffrey Le Benger, MDChief Executive Officer; Jamie Reedy, MD, MPHChief of Population Health; Ashish Parikh, MD, VP/Senior Medical Director of Quality

  • Despite market forces driving towards consolidation, independent groups can remain successful and thrive in the current health care environment
  • We believe a well managed physician-driven ambulatory care system offers the best solution for improving health and lowering costs
  • Physician-funded managed services organizations can help medical groups remain independent and succeed in the value-based world
  • This may offer a differentiated option for physician shareholders relative to a sale to a hospital or large public company

For more information, visit http://www.amga.org/​

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Feb. 13, 2018

The Incredibles: Summit Medical Group’s Journey to Value-based Reimbursement

PRESENTER: Ashish D. Parikh, M.D., Summit Medical Group

This presentation reviewed Summit Medical Group’s experience participating in Medicare’s Next Generation ACO and Horizon’s Population Health Program.  Dr. Parikh discussed how Summit Medical Group has been successful in value-based contracts and alternative payment models through the development of a comprehensive population health management strategy, partnerships with payers, and provider engagement.  

For more information, visit http://hfmanj.org/meetinginfo.php?id=217&ts=1517840311​

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Nov. 10, 2017

Collaborative Case Study: Best Practices in Managing Patients with Heart Failure AMGA

PARTICIPANT: Summit Medical Group New Jersey

Summit Medical Group (SMG) in New Jersey contributed a case study to AMGA’s Best Practices in Managing Patients with Heart Failure Compendium, designed to bring together high performing health systems and medical groups to improve care, deliver better value, increase efficiency, and improve the health of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). SMG was one of 15 high performing best practice organizations to participate in a yearlong collaborative to decrease hospital readmission rates and increase angiotensin–converting enzyme/angiostensin receptor blocker (ACE/ARB), Beta Blocker and angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) utilization in patients with HF. AMGA worked together with the participating organizations to develop the Compendium, which includes case studies from each of the medical groups, academic practices, and integrated delivery systems involved in the Collaborative.

For more information, visit http://www.AMGA.org

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Nov. 10, 2017

Webinar: SMG’s Next Generation ACO Program CAPG: Medicare Alternative Payment Model (APM) Committee

PRESENTERS: Ashish Parikh, MD, VP of Quality, and Medical Director, Summit Health Management; Rishita Bhatt, Manager of ACO Operations, Summit Health Management SMG leaders presented key insights during this valuable webinar focusing on the organization’s experience in the Next Generation ACO model. Both successes and challenges were discussed related to the implementation of the beneficiary enhancement, 3-Day SNF Waiver, and overall care improvements. Attendees included VP and director-level participants from the ACO space, along with corporate CEOs and a handful of CAPG consultants. The presentation was sponsored by the CAPG–The Voice of Accountable Physician Groups, the nation’s largest professional association representing physician groups practicing in the managed care model. 

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Nov. 9, 2017

Panel Discussion: Physician Practice Management 2.0 LLR Partners Healthcare Industry Summit

PRESENTER: Cecilia Montalvo, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Summit Health Management

Convene Cira Center in Philadelphia was the site for LLR Partners annual Healthcare Summit, a gathering of C-level executives and friends of LLR to discuss trends and share best practices. The Keynote speaker was Michael Smerconish, renowned author, newspaper columnist and Sirius radio host. The day’s agenda included two panel discussions: one on Hospital Joint Ventures, and another on Physician Practice Management. Cecilia Montalvo participated on the latter, providing valuable insight on physician-led group management gleaned from the success of Summit Medical Group in New Jersey and from their recent expansion into Arizona and Oregon. 

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Nov. 8, 2017

Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in Healthcare Finance

PRESENTER: Ashish Parikh, MD, VP of Quality, and Medical Director, Summit Health Management

This panel discussion provided a senior executive and trustee level perspective on the goals of population health management and how to improve the health outcomes of a group by monitoring and identifying individual patients within the group. Dr. Parikh joined moderator Joe Kuehn, a partner with KPMG, along with other industry experts in a lively format.

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Nov. 5, 2017

Beyond P4Q: Contract for Commercial Downside Risk or Capitation with Confidence—National Association of ACOs

PANELIST: Jamie Reedy, MD, MPH, Summit Health Management

Designed to build on past NAACOS presentations on commercial contracting, this panel focused on moving beyond pay for quality and into downside risk or capitation.  Representatives from provider organizations across the country shared what they look for in a health plan partner, key elements within benefit design, contract elements that should be front and center, how they achieved success, and lessons they have learned. More than 600 participants attended this discussion in Washington D.C., representing all facets of the ACO space.