Medical Advantage Vice President to Speak at Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Conference

by | Jul 12, 2016 | News

Contact: Bill Riley|

Tom Wolff, Vice President of Client Services, to present on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 12, 2016 – Medical Advantage is a participant at the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ Navigating Change conference which takes place at the Double Tree Hotel, Bay City, MI, July 11-14. As part of the conference, Medical Advantage Vice President of Client Services, Tom Wolff, shall present Introduction to MACRA. Medical Advantage will also sponsor a booth in the exhibit area.

The primary goal of MACRA is to assist Medicare in shifting from fee-for-service to fee-for-value by installing an alternative payment model that is a merit-based incentive system. It aims to offer financial incentives for proving higher value care.

“MACRA is something that is going to hit physicians, and we’re helping them prepare for it,” said Tom Wolff, Vice President, Medical Advantage. “The shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value is a huge transition from the old model, and MACRA is really going to push physicians to make the change. Providing better quality care should collectively, be our goal; and now more than ever, physicians will be incentivized to do so.”

Medical Advantage manages CIPA, the Consortium of Independent Physician Organizations, which consists of a network of 40 physician organizations representing 1,200 physicians throughout Michigan – who are dedicated to the practice of independent medicine. Members include individual practices, group practices, rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and physician hospital organizations. Most CIPA physicians are independent solo practitioners located in both urban and rural settings. Last year alone, Medical Advantage helped CIPA members earn $17 million in additional practice revenue from fee schedule increases and financial incentives. Beyond Michigan, Medical Advantage recently launched CIPA Ohio – extending the same benefits to independent physicians in Ohio. To learn more, visit

About Medical Advantage

Medical Advantage simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality healthcare for medical practices, health centers, physician organizations, hospitals and health systems. Medical Advantage helps doctors navigate the shifting healthcare landscape by providing the resources needed to deliver better patient care in the new value-based healthcare economy. Medical Advantage has two decades of expertise managing physician organizations and ACOs. Its ACO clients have demonstrated success in improving quality measures and reducing costs of care in Medicare’s Shared Savings Plan. Medical Advantage manages the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations as well as Professional Medical Corporation.  To learn more, visit

About the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,000 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting family physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages. For more information, visit


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