The Group Practice Journal offers strategies and best practices from the leading medical groups in the country. Penned by healthcare professionals, articles offer dynamic, real-world business solutions to physician leaders and administrators at medical groups nationwide. Readers look to the publication to learn strategies and solutions from peers in the profession, healthcare thought leaders, and industry experts. Topics range from financial operations, contracting strategies, and compensation issues to regulatory compliance, groundbreaking technology, and innovative disease management.
January: Innovation and Technology
Groundbreaking changes and new technology are giving medical groups new tools to
help physicians deliver care and engage patients. This issue will focus on ways
groups are implementing innovative solutions to clinical and operational
Submission Deadline: November 14, 2018
Medical groups all face the challenges of effectively leading in times of crisis
and developing leaders within their organizations. This issue will feature
exemplary leadership that has revitalized organizations as well as strategies
groups are using to build leadership bench strength.
Submission Deadline: December 3, 2018
March: Change Management
In the evolving world of health care, medical groups must constantly reinvent
themselves to remain successful. This issue will explore operational strategies
for anticipating and managing change.
Submission Deadline: January 9
Bonus Distribution: AMGA 2019 Annual Conference
April: Accountable Care and Risk
As our healthcare system moves from rewarding volume to reimbursing for
outcomes, provider organizations are being asked to bear more financial risk.
This issue explores operational strategies for thriving in an era of evolving
Submission Deadline: February 12
May: Reimbursement and Contracting
New reimbursement models are being developed that redefine the responsibilities
in insurance and healthcare delivery. This issue will study ways that medical
groups can maximize reimbursement.
Submission Deadline: March 8
Bonus Service: AMGA Industry Partner Directory
June: Health Law
Medical group leaders need to be knowledgeable about the evolving laws governing
healthcare entities. This issue will examine some of the laws and regulations
that will have an impact on medical groups and the way they operate in the
Submission Deadline: April 9
July/August: Connectivity and Patient Engagement
With new services and technology along with the rise of consumerism, medical
groups must find new ways to connect with the various stakeholders in health
care. This issue will investigate aspects of this challenge and various
stakeholders—vendors, insurers, employers, and most importantly, patients.
Submission Deadline: May 24
Bonus Distribution: AMGA Institute for Quality Leadership
Medical group leaders nationwide are searching for the “right” formula for
physician compensation. This issue will explore effective compensation
strategies that have worked for other groups and provide analysis of trends
found in the AMGA 2019 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.
Submission Deadline: July 11
Bonus Distribution: MGMA’s annual conference
October: Population Health
As the industry shifts from volume-based to value-based payment models, medical
groups must find new ways to engage and treat patients, especially those with
chronic diseases. This issue will explore how groups are addressing the
challenges of population health management.
Submission Deadline: August 8
November/December: Operations and Revenue Enhancement
How do you surmount the challenges of improving the patient experience,
improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care? This issue
will examine how groups have been able to save money or find new sources of
revenue by focusing on their operations, while still improving the quality of
the care they deliver.
Submission Deadline: September 26
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