Massachusetts Medical Society: Evolving Models for Sustainable Medical Practice

Evolving Models for Sustainable Medical Practice

Evolving Models for Sustainable Medical Practice


Provided by the Massachusetts Medical Society and its Committee on Sustainability of Private Practice

This activity is designed to review varying types of independent or private medical practice models (MPMs) that seek to provide care and services to patients, align resources and actions, and facilitate the goal of providing high quality medical care. It will also accelerate focus on aligning MPM operations and tools with emerging market trends and priorities based on various medical practice models including:

  • Practice without walls
  • Direct primary care
  • Integrative medical-behavioral-complementary practice
  • Concierge medicine
  • Robust traditional private practice


Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Explore the economic feasibility of private practice
  • Recognize the relationship between physician autonomy and burnout
  • Identify opportunities to enhance practice revenue and decrease administrative
  • Learn about the AMA’s Practice Improvement Strategies
  • Examine alternative funding opportunities within the Fee For Service
  • Improve patient outcome experiences
  • Utilize new tools for enhanced physician patient


Keynote Speaker: Barbara McAneny, MD, president, AMA. Dr. McAneny is a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, NM. She has been a member of the AMA Board of Trustees since 2010, serving as its chair in 2015–2016. In June 2018, she became the 173rd president of the AMA.

Alain Chaoui, MD, FAAFP Board certified in Family Medicine. President of Congenial Healthcare, LLC, a private practice group formed in January 2018. Past President, Massachusetts Medical Society (2018-2019).

Katherine J. Atkinson, MD, FAAFP Board certified in Family Medicine. Founder, Atkinson Family Practice, an integrative medical-behavioral practice.

Peter Fay, MD Board certified Ophthalmologist. Owner, Attleboro Ophthalmological Associates, Inc, a private ophthalmology office. Eye surgeon at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and Southern New England Surgery Center.

Christopher Garofalo, MD, FAAFP Board certified in Family Medicine. Co-owner, Family Medicine Associates of South Attleboro, PC, a single-specialty private practice. Chair, MMS Committee on the Sustainability of Private Practice.

Jeffrey Gold, MD Family Medicine physician. Founder, Gold Direct Care, a Direct Primary Care practice. Member of Massachusetts Direct Primary Care Coalition.

John Levinson, MD, PhD Internal Medicine and Cardiology specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Developed AllCare Medical, New England’s first concierge practice and founding board member of the American Society of Concierge Physicians.

Course Fees
MMS Member Physicians: $70.00
MMS Member Resident/Student: Free  
Non-member Physicians: $157.50
Non-Member Resident/Student: $35.00    
Allied Health Professional/Other: $56.00

Format:  Video 

CME Credit:  3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:  

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 3.50 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: June 27, 2019            
Review Date: June 24, 2022            
Termination Date: June 27, 2025             

System requirements:

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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