Physician Leadership Forum

As part of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system.


What's New

  • The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency on Health Care Performance - Registration Now Open

    Join us for the next webinar from the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum to learn about the the impact of emotional intelligence on high performing physician leaders. Presenters Larry McEvoy, MD, FACEP and Tracy Duberman, PhD, MPH, FACHE, will discuss the strategic impact of emotional intelligence and resilience in crafting high-value health care organizations and will review approaches to developing emotional intelligence and resiliency in physician leaders. To register, click here »

  • Building Excellence in our Clinical Learning Environments for GME - Recording and Slides Now Available

    This webinar from AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) discusses building excellence in clinical learning environments for graduate medical education. To view, click here »

  • Verification of Graduate Medical Education

    To help streamline and standardize the residency verification process and meet hospital credentialing needs, the AHA, in partnership with other national organizations, has developed a template letter and form that would provide the necessary information to meet credentialing needs while reducing the need for program directors to complete multiple requests for information. To view, click here »

  • Physician Organization Governance: Transformation and Three Perspectives

    To understand how the governance of physician-led organizations is different, and similar, to that of health care systems, the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance and Physician Leadership Forum undertook a study to examine governance structures and functions in a diverse set of physician organizations. The resulting report, The Blue Ribbon Panel on Governance of Physician Organizations, examines how physician organizations govern themselves, come together as groups and impart the discipline and get the outcomes needed to be successful. In follow up to the report, the AHA convened an educational session to share highlights of the study and provide an in-depth examination from three leading-edge case studies. Proceedings from that session are now available by clicking here »

  • Physician Payment Reform - MACRA

    Physician leaders need to prepare for coming changes to the Medicare physician payment system. Section 101 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 replaced the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule with a physician payment system that will implement new physician quality and value-based payment programs in 2019. In addition to PLF resources, the AHA has gathered its own suite of resources. They can be accessed by visiting