Educational Programs

At America’s Physician Groups, we have a several priorities that we bring to the forefront as educational resources for our members.

Take a look at some of our Top Priorities

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Standards of Excellence™

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Risk Readiness Tool

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Case Studies in Excellence

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Clinical Quality Leadership Committee

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APG Educational Series 2018: Alternative Payment Model Webinars with CMS

America’s Physician Groups is pleased to continue our webinar series with CMS for physicians and physician groups implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP), focusing on alternative payment models. Through a co-branding agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the sessions will combine CMS expertise on the regulation’s content with America’s Physician Groups’ members’ knowledge of how clinicians are responding on the ground to these important changes and care models.

Upcoming Education Events

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Case Studies in Excellence

America’s Physician Groups annually releases this highly effective tool when demonstrating what our coordinated care systems can accomplish through innovation on a wide array of services. The publication features select examples of creative and effective initiatives implemented by our organizational members, and this vehicle for sharing best practices has also stimulated a good deal of innovation throughout our membership since 2011.

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Core Quality Measures Collaborative

The Core Measures Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder effort including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the National Quality Forum (NQF) and physicians, consumers, and purchaser representatives. America’s Physician Groups sits on the steering committee and work with cross-sectional industry partners to bring alignment to quality measurement and reporting across payers and programs.

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National Opioid Crisis

Our country is experiencing an opioid epidemic  affecting millions of Americans and their families. America’s Physician Groups is committed to educating our members on best practices to help fight the country’s prescription opioid epidemic. We have created an opioid guide to help support this national healthcare movement.

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Cost and Quality Superior in HMO and Medicare Advantage

As we all know, there is wide variation in healthcare costs and quality throughout our country. In California, there is now respected, published data to support how key quality performance and cost measures are vastly superior in HMO products when measured against  PPO products. This alone affects 30 million Californians on a multi-payer platform with commercial insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal data.

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Practice Transformation

Our Practice Transformation initiatives are designed to help our physician group members move from volume-based care delivery to coordinated, patient-centered services. Transforming clinical and business operations can enable physician groups to improve quality outcomes, cost efficiency, and satisfaction for both patients and providers.

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