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ASPR Weekly

August 14, 2013

ASPR Board and Committee Chair Transitions

Stay Informed – Register to Receive ASPR Texts

JASPR Feature: Quality Measures Emerging as Comp Component

Reminder – Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

ASPR Board and Committee Chair Transitions

We have some transitions occurring with our Board of Directors and Committee Co-chairs that take effect as of yesterday, August 13th, at the ASPR annual business meeting.

Board of Directors Transitions:
Debbie Gleason, FASPR, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE is our new President; Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY is our new President-Elect;  Michelle Seifert, AASPR, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH is our new Treasurer; and Maddie Wagner, FASPR, Reading Health System, Reading, PA is our new vice president of engagement.

Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC will continue as secretary; Frank Gallagher, FASPR, AtlantiCare, Atlantic City, NJ will continue as vice president of governance; Allen Kram, FASPR, HealthQuest, LaGrangeville, NY will continue as vice president of education; and Shelley Tudor, FASPR, Humana, Indianapolis, IN will continue as vice president of research.

Debbie Gleason extended thanks and appreciation to outgoing President Scott Manning, FASPR, District Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ and outgoing Treasurer Diane Collins, FASPR, HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, MN for their tremendous contributions made over the last several years. They have both served multiple terms on the board and will be missed!

Education Co-Chair Transitions:
Congratulations to Jennifer Barber, FASPR, OSF Healthcare, Peoria, IL, on her appointment as the new co-chair for the Education Committee. Thanks and appreciation go to our outgoing Education co-chair, Joelle Hennesey, FASPR, Manatee Healthcare Systems, Bradenton, FL who has worked tirelessly along with Co-Chair Robin Schiffer, FASPR, MedCentral Health System, Mansfield, OH, to orchestrate an amazing annual conference. Robin and Jennifer will work together to plan an incredible conference in 2014 in Minneapolis, MN, with Joelle continuing as a committee member.

Membership Co-Chair Transitions:
Congratulations to Caroline Steffen, AASPR, DuPage Medical Group, Downers Grove, IL, on her appointment as the new co-chair for the Membership Committee.   Caroline will join Tim Dybevik, AASPR, Dean Clinic, Madison, WI to lead this committee.  Thanks and appreciation goes to Maddie Wagner, FASPR, as our outgoing chair for her dedication and leadership over the past year and a half.  Maddie will remain involved with this committee through her role as vice president of engagement and will work closely with Tim and Caroline.

Journal Co-Chair Transitions:
We also congratulate and welcome Colleen Munkel, DASPR, to the co-chair position of the Journal Committee!  Colleen will join Miranda Grace, DASPR, Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA, to continue to provide top-notch articles and editorial expertise in JASPR. A special thank-you goes to our outgoing co-chair and editor, Lori Jackson Norris, FASPR, Dignity Health, Chandler Memorial Hospital, Chandler, AZ, for her volunteerism and service to ASPR. Lori has contributed to the growth of our publication. She will continue as a member of the Journal Committee, with Miranda and Colleen as the chairs and editors.

Stay Informed – Register to Receive ASPR Texts

ASPR is now offering a texting service to provide no more than two texts per month to remind members about important information and deadlines as well as suggestions on how to utilize their ASPR member benefits to their fullest.    Consider opting in today!  Register in one of the following ways:

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JASPR Feature: Quality Measures Emerging as Comp Component

Quality measures emerging as comp component

By Liz Boten, Media Relations Representative, MGMA

Quality measures appear to be a small yet emerging component of total compensation for physicians. According to the MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data, primary care physicians reported that three percent of their total compensation was based upon measures of quality. Specialists reported that two percent of their total compensation was based upon quality metrics. For the first time in a national survey of this size, MGMA-ACMPE gathered and reported data within the Physician Compensation Report regarding quality and patient satisfaction metrics. Though these percentages are small, the association has identified this trend and expects that physician compensation will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures. Physicians responding to the MGMA survey also reported that patient satisfaction played a small role in their compensation, likely a result of the industry’s shift toward patient-centered care. “Quality and patient satisfaction metrics are not yet dominant components of physician compensation plans right now, however, as reimbursement models continue to shift, the small changes we’ve observed recently will gain momentum,” explained Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACMPE, FACP, MGMA-ACMPE president and CEO. “It’s encouraging to see physician practices invested in patient-centered care and continuing to seek ways to better incorporate quality and experience into compensation methodologies.”

Read more in the Summer Issue of JASPR

Reminder – Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

Many ASPR members provide educational presentations to help residents and fellows with their job search.  We do this for two reasons – first to provide helpful information to trainees that they would otherwise not receive from their programs, and second, to get an opportunity to get face to face contact with them and hope that they may want one of our positions that we’re recruiting for!

ASPR is pleased to provide our members with resources to help educate residents and fellows on a variety of topics which will assist them with their job search as they transition from training to practice. These resources will help you empower residents and fellows as they launch and manage their job search. Our hope is that ASPR members will provide education at their local and regional training programs and refer residents and fellows to the ASPR website to connect directly with our members. 

You will find the resident education resources in the Member Resources section of the ASPR website.   You will find available several PowerPoint presentations geared towards residents as well as some geared towards Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.   You will also find some additional documents that are available to download and share with residents that cover individual topics in more detail.  Our “toolbox” also provides recommendations on how to use the resources and tips on gaining access to training programs.

Please use these resources and if the residents and fellows are not interested in staying in your area, please refer them to to access our member directory to connect with colleagues in other parts of the country and search our physician job board. 

Important Dates
Webinar: Setting up Successful Physician Employment Models
View details and register online
Move Over GenX Physicians, Make Room for GenY!

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