Hot Health Care Topics to be Addressed at 12th Annual CAPG Healthcare Conference in San Diego

Event Brings Together Hundreds of Physicians, Insurers, Government Administrators, Researchers and other Noted Health Experts Committed to Improving the Patient Experience and Bringing Healthcare Costs Down

--()--California Association of Physician Groups:

Accountable Care: Accelerating the Evolution is the theme of the 2015 CAPG Annual Healthcare Conference to be held June 11-14 in San Diego. The gathering is designed to help physician groups thrive amid the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform and accelerate the transition from a fee-for-service, volume-based system to one that is patient-centric, high quality and highly coordinated to ensure better outcomes for all who seek care. CAPG is the voice of accountable physician groups dedicated to improving the quality and value of healthcare provided to patients.

Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
For registration and more info visit: 2015 CAPG Healthcare Conference

Topics of critical importance are geared toward providing physicians with the knowledge and tools to adapt and thrive in the changing healthcare environment. Some of the more challenging issues that will be addressed include:

  • SURPRISE BILLING. This appears to be happening more frequently as patients get hit with unexpected medical bills because they have been cared for by a hospital or physician out of their insurance network. Patients will pay more if they receive out-of-network care. If not adequately prepared on what to do or how to prevent it, the experience can turn into a nightmare.
  • PROVIDER NETWORK ADEQUACY. Many questions have been raised about how health plans actually select and manage their provider networks and whether there should be more stringent standards governing these provider directories. State health exchanges, which offer consumers a myriad of options with different premiums, only add to the confusion. Learn what the experts say about what should constitute an adequate provider network.
  • MEDICARE PAYMENT REFORM AND CAPG VALUE GOAL. Major federal regulatory and policy changes are demonstrating an official commitment to moving healthcare from volume-based payment systems to ones that reward quality and value. Recent initiatives include the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the Department of Health & Human Services’ goal of moving 30% of Medicare payments to value-based models by 2016 and 50% by 2018. To help achieve the HHS goal, CAPG has set a benchmark for its own members to have 90% of their Medicare payments in capitated arrangements by 2018.
  • EXPERIENCES SHARED BY PROVIDERS/PATIENTS about the above topics and more. All media in attendance will be guided to those who have the most enlightening stories to share or can shed light on healthcare issues you, as reporters, may wish to investigate further.

To RVSP: Contact Daryn Kobata, CAPG Director of Communications,, ph. 213.239.5045 or Corinne Chee,; ph. 916.508.1611.


Daryn Kobata, 213-239-5045
Director of Communications
for CAPG
Corinne Chee, 916-508-1611