Population Health Management Academy

(Includes 72 Category 1 CME Credits)

Develop the Expertise to Effectively Interact and Align to Positively Affect Healthcare Transformation


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.


PHMA includes monthly 3-hour vibrant dynamic seminar 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, RCMA Executive Director/CEO at dgreen@rcmadocs.org


Registration Information

Pay Your Tuition

Tuition: $2,500

  Payable by December 30, 2020.

  Monthly seminars every 4th Wednesday

  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Beginning Jan 27, 2021

Certificate of Completion pending fulfillment of all requirements.

Class size limited to 12 physicians


PHMA Program Structure and Requirements

Seminars and Round Table Discussions: a total of 12
3-hour sessions.

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.

  • Target Audient: Primary Care & PCP Focused Specialists
  • Year-long Transformation Experience
  • Engaging Seminars & Projects
  • 72 Category 1 CME Credits


Monthly Topics
  • Section 1: Population Health – breaking down the walls
  • Section 2: Healthcare spending – beginning at the practice level
  • Section 3: Analytics – challenges and opportunities
  • Section 4: Collaborative care and follow-up – true patient centricity
  • Section 5: Annual Wellness Visits – a missed quality outcomes opportunity
  • Section 6: Care Coordination: the whole picture
  • Section 7:  Practice management: innovation begins here
  • Section 8: Value-based Care: steps in the right direction
  • Section 9: Two-sided Risk: the advantage remains to be seen
  • Section 10: All-Payer Global Budget Healthcare System: a unifying solution
  • Section 11: Public Health Challenges: vaccinations
  • Section 12: Changing the course of local healthcare: a leadership role



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) ™.