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We invite and encourage you to attend the first annual CAPG Colloquium on Physician Groups in Medicare Advantage scheduled for October 6-8 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Medicare Advantage is the best existing example of a healthcare delivery and payment model that incentivizes coordinated care and high quality -- as differentiated from volume-based systems. MA is under growing financial pressure from legislative and regulatory changes, while our nation's seniors are seeking out these programs in ever-growing numbers. Learn from successful MA providers how to excel in this critical healthcare sector, and how to build the coordinated care platform and infrastructure you'll need to effectively serve all patient populations -- now and in the future. Our conference is designed to give you the knowledge and perspective you need, and the opportunity to benefit from the nation's thought leaders and your colleagues from across the country.


Bruce Broussard, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY

Sean Cavanaugh
Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Former Director of Health Care Finance, United Hospital Fund, Former Staff, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, US House of Representatives, Baltimore, MD

Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California; Founder and Former President, Center for Studying Health System Change, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen J. Hemsley
Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., Former Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Arthur Andersen, Minneapolis, MN

Chris Jennings
President and Founder, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., Former Deputy Assistant for Health Policy and Coordinator of Health Reform, The White House (Obama), Former Senior Health Advisor, The White House (Clinton), Washington, DC

Robert Margolis, MD
Co-Chairman of the Board, DaVita HealthCare Partners, CEO Emeritus of HealthCare Partners, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD
Senior Fellow and Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, The Brookings Institution, Former CMS Administrator and FDA Commissioner, Washington, DC

Alice M. Rivlin, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Founding Director, CBO, Former Director, OMB, Former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve, Washington, DC

Thomas A. Scully, Esq.
General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP, Former Administrator, CMS, Former President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington, DC

Gail Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project Hope, Former Senior Health and Welfare Adviser, President GHW Bush, Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC

  • Medicare Advantage has been the foundation for development of a sophisticated model of coordinated, accountable care that delivers value, saves unnecessary cost, and results in high satisfaction among patients, families and providers. As a result of the accomplishments of this MA approach, more than thirty percent of people who age into Medicare eligibility are now choosing MA plans over traditional Medicare.
  • There is broad recognition that the Affordable Care Act presents a mandate to provide this level of care to all populations as healthcare reform rolls out across the U.S. The coordinated, accountable care MA movement has been recognized as a highly effective method of achieving this goal. Outside of a very few isolated areas of the U.S, however, this model has been slow to take hold, due to a lack of know-how and experience among physicians and healthcare leadership.
  • This conference will offer a strong cohort of MA experts, including both national thought leaders and clinical leadership from elite providers who have the expertise to provide the knowledge and tools to accomplish change. The conference provides both policy and leadership guidance and multiple drill-down "how to" sessions, with the specific tools, best practices and methods needed to be successful.
  • Participants will hear from MA policy luminaries and Congressional advocates, health plan national leadership, and top-level practitioners on effective operations and accountable care excellence.
  • Participants will learn how leading MA providers are drawing on these strategies and tools improve the health of their MA enrollees and of their communities.

Nathan Anspach, MA, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Physician Network and Accountable Care, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Phoenix, AZ

Bart Asner, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Monarch HealthCare, Chair-Elect, CAPG, Irvine, CA

Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP
President and Chief Executive Officer, TransforMED, Leawood, KS

Frederick Bloom, Jr., MD, MMM
President, Guthrie Medical Group; Former Chief, Care Continuum, Medical Director of Quality and Performance, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Kenneth R. Cohen, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, New West Physicians of Denver, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado, Golden, CO

Norman H. Chenven, MD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Austin Regional Clinic; President and Chief Executive Officer, Covenant Management Systems (CMS), Austin, TX

Randall D. Frakes
Chief Executive Officer, Health Access Solutions, Former Vice President of Data Management, Foundation Health Corporation, San Francisco, CA

John Gorman
Founder & Executive Chairman, Gorman Health Group, Former Assistant to the Director, Office of Managed Care, HCFA, Former Press Secretary and Staff Director, US Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Washington, DC

Amy Hall
Minority Staff, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Former Director, Office of Legislation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

Bernard Hammes, PhD
Director of Medical Humanities and Respecting Choices®, Chairs, Institutional Review Board and Ethics Committee, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Carlos O. Hernandez, MD
President, WellMed Medical Group, P.A., San Antonio, TX

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, PhD
President, American Action Forum, Former Chief Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisers, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Scott C. Howell, DO, MPH, MBA
Chief Medical Officer of Network and Population Health, OptumInsight, New York, NY

John Jenrette, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Community Medical Group; Immediate Past Chair of the CAPG Board of Directors, San Diego CA

Randy S. Krakauer, MD
National Medical Director, Aetna, New York, NY

Bernadette C. Loftus, MD
Associate Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic, Rockville, MD

William MacBain
Senior Vice President, Gorman Health Group, LLC, Washington, DC

John Mbagwu, PharmD
Clinical/Client Lead, Health Technology Pipeline, Medical Informatics Consulting, Optum, Eden Prairie, MN

Amy Nguyen, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer, CAPG, Los Angeles, CA

Kavita Patel, MD
Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, The Brookings Institution, Former Director of Policy, The White House, Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC

Jose F. Pena, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director, RGV ACO Health Providers, LLC, Donna, TX

Craig G. Schilling, PharmD
Vice President, Patient Programs, Optum, Former Executive Director, Managed Markets, US Medical Affairs, Novartis, Minneapolis, MN

James Schuster, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, UPMC Insurance Division, Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Severs, MHA, MA
Senior Vice President, Coast and Central Valley Operations, GEMCare Mercy Memorial Health System, San Luis Obispo, CA

Katie Simeon, MPP
Health Policy Advisor for Senator Orrin G. Hatch, US Senate, Former Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Erik Paulsen, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Cynthia Struk, RN, PhD, PNP, MSN
President, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Services, Summa Health System, Akron, OH

Brad Stuart, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Care Innovation Strategies (ACI Strategies), San Francisco, CA

Joshua B. Trent
Professional Staff (Majority), Energy and Commerce Committee, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Adrianne Wagner, MHSA, FACHE
Quality and Health Plan Strategy Manager, The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA

Alan Yordy
President and Chief Mission Officer, PeaceHealth, Florence, OR



The CAPG Colloquium is now offering partial and full Tuition Scholarships to qualifying representatives of local, state and federal government, consumer advocate organizations, safety net providers, academics, students and health services research organizations.
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Monday, Oct. 6 - Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014


Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Online in your office or home


Donald H. Crane, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer, CAPG, Los Angeles, CA






  • The Future of Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare Advantage: Better Care, Lower Cost Act
  • The Future of Accountable Care
  • Moving to and Managing Risk
  • Physician Group Collaboration in Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare: A comparison
  • Maximizing Your Stars Ratings
  • Reducing Readmissions
  • Drug Reconciliation-Medication Adherence
  • Behavioral Health: Linchpin of Population Health
  • Ambulatory Palliative Care
  • Primary Care Practice Transformation
  • Lessons from Kaiser Permanente on Medicare Advantage


  • PHYSICIANS: Approved for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™.

  • ACCOUNTANTS: Approved for up to 12 NASBA CPE credits.

  • HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES: Approved for up to 12 ACHE Category 2 credits.

    • Approved to offer a maximum of 9.0 Hours of Pennsylvania MCLE Credit.
    • The Congress is currently pending approval to offer California MCLE Credits.

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Simply register, travel to the conference city and attend in person.

PROS: Subject matter immersion; professional networking opportunities; faculty interaction.


Watch the conference in live streaming video over the Internet and at your convenience at any time 24/7 for six months following the event. The archived conference includes speaker videos and coordinated PowerPoint presentations.

PROS: Live digital feed and 24/7 Internet access for the next six months; accessible in the office, at home or anywhere worldwide with Internet access; avoid travel expense and hassle; no time away from the office.



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