Celebrating MDs Ahead of the Curve: TMA's 2016 Accountable Care Leaders

Accountable care is making big strides this year, most recently last month with the release of the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) rule. A collective of TMA physicians are eagerly matching pace. This month, 27 will graduate from TMA's 2016 Accountable Care Leadership Program.

The Accountable Care Leadership Program makes it easier for physicians to succeed under future accountable care regulations. Participants agree. Ninety-five percent found the program's focus on practice-based performance improvements to be informative and relevant. In the anonymous post-class survey, others praised the program's curriculum.

Among their comments:


  • It provided me with the clearest information I've ever received on MACRA and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. 
  • It gave me great insight into where health care is headed and how it will likely get there.


Graduating participants from the 2016 class will be honored with a commencement ceremony in Austin on Nov. 19 during the Texas Quality Summit

While many physicians are optimistic that changes in health care delivery models will result in healthier patients, others are concerned. TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program addresses both camps by focusing on change as a process that can be managed constructively. Over the course of 10 months, participants are guided through risk-based payment initiatives, clinic-based balanced scorecards, as well as the development of accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. Strategies for effective negotiation, conflict management, and stakeholder reliance are also part of the curriculum. 

Join your colleagues to become a forward thinking leader in effective, value-based care. Applications for the 2017 Accountable Care Leadership class are now open. Apply early, as the 2017 class will be limited to 30 participants. For complete coursework details, program requirements, and participation fees, or to submit your application, visit www.texmed.org.

Action, Nov. 15, 2016

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September 26, 2018