Alternative Payment Models Webinar Series

May 1, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

American Academy of Pediatrics
Practice Excellence Alternative Payment Models

Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Practice Excellence Program, this FREE webinar will update participant’s on the current types of alternative physician payment methodologies in place and the issues they present to pediatricians in primary and specialty care.  Pediatricians and their staff will:

  • Understand how the new payment methodologies can contribute to or affect their revenue stream
  • Assess the impact to practice operations
  • Identify ways to protect your bottom line

Changes in payment have accelerated with the passage of the ACA in 2010.  As part of the ACA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center was established to develop and test payment and service delivery models, focused on moving from volume based payment (such as fee for service) to value-based payment.  The number of Alternative Payment Methodologies (APM) have grown rapidly as public and private payers implemented new payment models.  Learn about APMs and what they mean to you and your practice. This 60-minute webinar will review:

  • Alternative Payment Models presently being implemented
  • How APMs will impact pediatricians
  • What you need to do to prepare for APM in your practice (for all three of these, do they duplicate or contradict the 3 learning objectives noted previously.)



Chip Harbaugh, MD, FAAP

Dr. Harbaugh leads a large pediatric group practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1996 he founded and led Kids First Pediatric Health Alliance, a large and successful IPA in Atlanta. Recently he helped organize the formation of The Children’s Care Network, a totally pediatric CIN (Clinically Integrated Network) in Atlanta.  He is a recognized national leader of the American Academy of Pediatrics with multiple appointments to the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement, Section on Practice Management, Child Healthcare Financing, COPAM, and the NCE Planning Committee.  He also leads 1st Physicians Resource, a technology and compliance service provider formed exclusively for physicians and dentists.  He has served as Liaisons to United Healthcare and the CDC- Center for Disease Control as well as many pharmaceutical boards.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, the Medical College of Georgia, and a residency at Wake Forest University.


Tim Johnson, DO, FAAP, Medical Director
Children’s Mercy Integrated Care Solutions

Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director for Children’s Mercy Integrated Care Solutions (CMICS). CMICS operates multiple integrated pediatric networks that provide care to populations of children in Kansas City for global fee and other value based arrangements.  Dr. Johnson speaks frequently about the patient centered medical home, informatics, clinical integration and the future of pediatrics.

Prior to joining CMICS, Dr. Johnson was the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and a practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician with Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics (CMH).  Dr. Johnson completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.  He is board certified in general pediatrics.

To register for this FREE webinar click on Alternative Payments Webinar Series.  Thank you and we look forward to your participation.