Health Industry Forum

October 20, 2016

Future Scenarios for U.S. Physician Practice Under MACRA 

American physicians face an increasingly turbulent practice environment. Over the last decade they have experienced the introduction of electronic health records, increased regulatory oversight, new reporting requirements, expanded cost containment initiatives and widespread health system consolidation. The recent MACRA legislation has introduced a new level of regulatory complexity along with financial penalties for practices that perform at below the national average.

This Forum will examine future scenarios for U.S. medical practice. It will review the major trends affecting physician practices over the past decade. It will then discuss future directions in three specific clinical domains: primary care, oncology and surgery. Finally, it will discuss directions for policy to help ensure that medical practice remains attractive and that physicians are invested in creating a high performing U.S. health care system.

Speakers include:

  • Stuart Altman, PhD, Professor, Brandeis University
  • Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Grace Terrell MD, Founder and Strategist, CHESS MSO
  • Jonathan Nasser, MD, Chief Transformation Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare
  • Sandy L. Chung, MD, CEO, Health Connect IPA
  • Barbara McAneny, MD, CEO, New Mexico Cancer Center, Board Member, American Medical Association
  • Frank Opelka, MD, Medical Director, Advocacy and Health Policy, American College of Surgeons
  • Robert Lorenz, MD, Medical Director of Payment Reform, Risk and Contracting, Cleveland Clinic
  • Anuj Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Jeff Rich, MD, Vice Chairman, Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative




The Evolution of Physician Practice in the U.S.: Trends, Outlook and Policy Priorities
Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College

What's keeping me up at night? Perpectives from a multispecialty group
Jonathan Nasser, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare

Future Outlook for Independent Primary Care and Multispecialty Group Practice
Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, Founder and Strategist, CHESS

Future of Oncology
Barbara McAneny, MD, CEO, New Mexico Cancer Center