Population Health Management Academy (PHMA)

Develop the Population Health Expertise to Thrive in
Our Challenging Healthcare Environment

Registration is Now Open for RCMA/IEFMC's 2024 Population Health Management Academy.

  • Class Term: One Year (Includes 12 Monthly Sessions)
  • Classes Begin: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Target Audience: Primary Care & PCP Focused Specialists
  • Class Size: Limited to 12 physicians
  • CME: 72 Category 1 CME Credits

The Challenge

Substantial time and energy is often expended trying to align the best practice strategies with quality and financial outcomes essential for ensuring healthcare efficiency and sustainability. 

While the resultant friction that often develops within the healthcare system is typically explained by misaligned incentives, such may not actually be the entire case. More often it is characterized by the fact that physicians often practice without the foundational knowledge and skillset required to effectively manage their patient population in a complex rapidly evolving and changing healthcare system.

PHMA has been developed from the ground up for two essential purposes: the first is to train regional physicians who will study and work together to advance healthcare delivery in their practices and in the communities they serve. The second is to develop the regional provider expertise required to effectively interact and align with payers and health systems focused on positive healthcare transformation.

This year long program includes monthly 3-hour vibrant dynamic class sessions coupled with practice-based assignments focused on boosting practice efficiency, efficacy and quality performance. Led by seasoned subject matter experts, the program is fast-paced, engaging and especially suited for physicians dedicated to applying solution-oriented strategies to real-world practice challenges.

For more information contact:
Barry Bittman, M.D., Program Chair at barrybittman@mac.com or
Dolores Green, Executive Director/CEO, RCMA at dgreen@rcmadocs.org

2024 PHMA Monthly Class Schedule

 In-person sessions will be held at the RCMA offices, 3993 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, California.

Section 1: January 24, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Population Health: Breaking down the walls
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 2: February 28, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Virtual - Zoom

Section 3: March 27, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Analytics: Challenges and opportunities
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 4: April 24, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Collaborative Care and follow-up: True patient centricity
Virtual - Zoom

Section 5: May 22, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual Wellness Visits: A missed quality outcomes opportunity
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 6: June 26, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Care Coordination: The whole picture
Virtual - Zoom

Section 7: July 24, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Practice Management: Innovation begins here
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 8: August 28, 2023
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Value-Based Care: Steps in the right direction
Virtual - Zoom

Section 9: September 25, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Two-Sided Risk: The advantage remains to be seen
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 10: October 23, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All-Payer Global Budget Healthcare System:
A unifying solution
Virtual - Zoom

Section 11: November 20, 2024
(Week before Thanksgiving)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Public Health Challenges: Vaccinations
In Person (RCMA, 3993 Jurupa Ave., Riverside)

Section 12:
Changing the course of local healthcare:
A leadership role

Registration Information

Step 1:
Register For PHMA

Step 2:
Pay Your Tuition



Non Members


(Receiving CME Credit)

Program Requirements:

Seminars and Round Table Discussions: A total of 12 three-hour sessions.‚Äč 

Structured Monthly Assignments specifically applying PHMA insights at the practice level.

Capstone Project: An individualized multi-faceted project culminating in an academic and intellectual experience similar to a thesis that extends beyond a report into an outcomes-based strategic initiative.

CME & Certification

This program qualifies for 72 hours of Category One CME

Certificate of Completion upon fulfillment of all requirements.


You may drop from the PHMA program at any time. If you drop prior to the second class (February 28, 2024), your tuition will be reimbursed minus a $250 administrative fee. There are no refunds after February 28, 2024. If you miss three consecutive classes you will be automatically dropped from the class and ineligible for a refund.


Accreditation Seal


Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Fresno Madera Medical Society and Riverside County Medical Association, Fresno Madera Medical Society is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Credit Designation Statement: Fresno Madera Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 72 Category 1 CME Credit(s) ™.