East Bay 

Healthcare Executives Group

2nd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA

Upcoming Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2019

Opening Discussion Topic:

Moving to Value: Healthcare Lessons from Beyond the Bay

Thanks to hospitals and systems gobbling up medical practices across the country, for the first time there are more employed physicians (47.4%) than physician owners (45.9%)*. In a Fee-for-Service world, where “volume” rewarded both the hospitals and their employed physicians, this worked out fine. But, as the government and health plans are increasingly moving to paying for “value, physician compensation is frequently “misaligned.” What to do?

During our Opening Members’ Discussion, we’ll look to hear your experience responding to changing compensation systems – including applying Lessons Learned from your healthcare sector, or even other industries and/or regions. Then, our Featured Member – and Host, Jeff Johnson, Western U.S. Market Leader and Healthcare Partner at Wipfli, will “introduce us” to the firm, and share some of the major trends their clients are experiencing nationally – including financial and operational barriers to hospitals’ fully integrating with their employed physicians, and challenges creating hospital-physician “alignment” as payers move to “Fee for Value.”

And, when you RSVP, please alert us to any other Important Updates, Issues, or Questions you have for the Group, so we can be sure to address them!

Jeff Johnson, Western U.S. Market Leader and Healthcare Partner at Wipfli

Jeff joined Wipfli – one of the nation’s top 20 accounting and consulting firms – 25 years ago. Over that time he’s developed expertise in delivering solutions that have positively impacted the business and financial performance of a broad range of healthcare practices. His specialties include operations, compliance, strategic and financial planning, Board governance, physician-hospital integration planning, and medical group practice advisory services.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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