Event Details

04/10/2019 – 04/12/2019

Capacity: 375

87 spots left

6 Breakout Sessions

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2019 FMMA Annual Conference

Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 @ Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX

288/375 Attendees

The 2019 Conference speakers will motivate, energize, influence, and empower attendees to eliminate the option of retreat, reject the status quo, and emancipate themselves from the deteriorating ship.

Thursday - April 11

3:00pm - 6:00pm

FMMA & Exhibitor Setup

4:00pm - 7:30pm


6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors

Friday - April 12

7:00am - 12:00pm


7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00am - 8:30am

Opening Remarks - Keith Smith, M.D.

8:30am - 9:45am

Theory and History Agree: Government Intervention in Health Care Reduces Quality and Increases Cost - Bob Murphy

9:45am - 10:00am

Break with Exhibitors

10:00am - 11:15am

The Price We Pay: Cutting Through the Money Games and Restoring Medicine to Its Mission - Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H.

11:15am - 11:45am


11:45am - 1:30pm

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: Free Market Medical Care and the State Ron Paul, M.D.

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions 1

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Healthcare Stole the American Dream, Here's How to Take it Back - David Contorno

5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday - April 13, 2019

7:00am - 8:00am


7:15am - 8:00am

Profit Motives in Healthcare: Why to Leave Washington DC Behind, and Why Not to Forget About It - Charles Sauer

8:00am - 8:30am

Break with Exhibitors

8:30am - 10:00am

Breakout Sessions 2

10:00am - 10:30am

Break with Exhibitors (exhibitor tear down before 3:30 pm)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Burn the Ships, Going All In! - Keith Smith, M.D. & Jay Kempton

12:00pm - 12:15pm

Be a Beacon Awards

12:15pm - 12:30pm

Closing Remarks - Jay Kempton


Registration $1200

Member Price* $650

Breakout Sessions


Innovative Options for 2019: Empowering Your Benefit Plans
Adam Russo
Friday, April 12, 2:00 p,m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Shawnee Trail A&B #362
Healthcare has been and continues to be one of the (if not the) number one issue dominating politics, law, and the economy. Employers are making a conscious decision to familiarize themselves with the legal landscape and various cost drivers tied to health benefits. As a result, employers are demanding more - more options, more results, more information - in their quest to improve benefit offerings while minimizing costs. This presentation is the best first step in your journey to understand the plan types and services that should be offered in 2019, and the steps needed to successfully implement each one.

Free Market - An Employer's Perspective
Tracy Creger
Friday, April 12, 2:00 p,m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Reverchon AB
This discussion will cover the effect of free market from an employer's perspective; including everything from employee experience, to the effect on their total healthcare spend.

Pricing Choices Beyond DPC
Jack Brown
Friday, April 12, 2:00 p,m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Gaston AB
The DPC movement is great. This 3rd party free practice model is inspiring many physicians across the country. However, DPC is not a good fit for everyone. Physicians and patients still need more choices. We will explore another highly effective pricing and service model that may be more appropriate for some markets, specialties, physicians and patients.

Breakout Sessions


Bundled Payment Models in Healthcare – Past, Present & Future
Richard Kube, M.D.
Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Reunion Ballroom ABCD
This presentation will describe the market forces encouraging buyers and sellers to create a bundled model, present the considerations for determining the bundled price, and instruct on how to implement bundled pricing into your medical practice.

The Ethics of Free Market Medicine
Michel Accad
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Shawnee Trail A&B #362
Medical care provided under free market conditions will certainly provide more services at a lower cost, compared to any non-free market alternatives. However, there are deeper and more important ethical considerations at play than utilitarian effects. The essence of medical care—understood in its Hippocratic vision—demands that the decisions made by doctors and by patients be free. Any deliberate outside restriction on the freedom of doctors and patients necessarily corrupts the ethics of the doctor-patient relationship, however well-intentioned the actors may be. This talk will connect the Hippocratic understanding of medicine and of the doctor-patient relationship to the workings of the free market.

All Inclusive Direct Primary Care
Ann Riggs
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Cotton Bowl
Dr. Riggs will highlight her experiences with Direct Primary Care since 2013. She has embodied the spirit of providing patient-driven affordable healthcare that focuses on accessibility, accountability, and affordability to her patients. She not only offers membership options to her patients but also à la carte direct primary care services.