Target Audience


This activity is appropriate for physicians in all specialties.  Content may also be valuable to practice managers, consultants, or other professionals with an interest in trending issues related to U.S. health care.

Goals and Objectives


Healthcare providers are developing new organization models. Some of these models are physician only models and some models are physician and facility models. Each model offers advantages and disadvantages to the physicians. This activity will outline the differences in these models so that the learner can determine which models work best for them based upon their specialty, their community and their potential partners. Upon completion of the activity, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Identify the different physician models.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each model.
  • Recognize which are best for their specific situation.

Course Information


CME Release Date: April 22, 2019
Valid for credit through: April 22, 2020
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Medical Association and Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.  The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit


To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Dianne B. Love, PhD, is a healthcare consultant specializing in the development and strategic management of physician organizations. She has developed more than 75 physician organizations -  both multi-specialty and single specialty. Since forming DB Love & Associates in 2000, Dr. Love has developed Group Practices Without Walls (GPWW), physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers and physician-owned short-stay surgical hospitals.  Dr. Love is the founder and served as the director of the MBA for Physicians Program at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, where she is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration. Dr. Love is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Disclosure:

The following individuals have stated that they have no relevant financial relationships occurring within the past 12 months to disclose.

FACULTY
Dianne B. Love, PhD

CONTENT REVIEW
Waldon Garriss, III, MD, MACP

SMA STAFF
Jennifer Price, MA

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