NCMGMA News Sponsor

athenahealth-ad-2018aTwice monthly, NCMGMA News will feature a sponsor on our site. Our sponsors are a vital part of our organization, enabling us to provide the high level of products and services our members have come to enjoy from NCMGMA.

Our sponsor this period is athenahealth.

Learn more about athenahealth by viewing their ad on NCMGMA News and on our website. You can also visit their website at https://www.athenahealth.com/.

Annual Conference Registration and Hotel Discounts Extended to 4/22

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Join us in Wilmington for a great healthcare
management conference at a great price!

Wilmington-Waterfront-sml2Game on! NCMGMA is returning to the Wilmington Convention Center for our 2019 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 8-10, we have a packed schedule full of game-winning sessions and networking events you won’t want to miss. Start by registering today and make plans to join us for this exciting healthcare industry event. Early-bird registration and hotel room block cutoffs extended to April 22nd.

Featured Speakers

We’ve pulled together an exciting line up of sessions and speakers for Wilmington.
Here are three of the big names coming to Wilmington in May!

JeffButler147aWednesday, May 8, 2019
Authenticity is the New Authority

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Creating a Cohesive Team

Jeff Butler, JB International
Jeff Butler is an international top-rated keynote speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. With Jeff’s versatile background, he has helped fortune 500 companies, such as Amazon and Google, as well as thousands of professionals across the United States. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly or appearing on the TEDx stage in both 2016 and 2017.

TimGard147aThursday, May 9, 2019
Leadership: Tao of Humor
Tim Gard, Hall of Fame Speaker
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm. He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

MarkWerner147aThursday, May 9, 2019
Blue Premier
Mark Werner, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mark Werner, is vice president of Network Management for Blue Cross North Carolina. In his role, he is responsible for contracting, servicing and creating strategic partnerships with providers in North Carolina. Mark has over twenty years experience in the managed care business. He has extensive background in negotiating and educating managed care provider networks in North Carolina. Prior to joining Blue Cross NC, Mark worked has held a variety of managed care positions for both providers and payors.

Featured Sessions

Wednesday, May 8th

  • North Carolina Medical Board – Responding to a Request
    Jerry Allen, Jr., Walker Allen
  • Creating a Culture of Service Excellence Through Improved
    Employee Engagement
    Matt Johnson, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Thursday, May 9th

  • Tools to Identify Waste and Discover Opportunities for Cost Reduction
    Kari Kalgren, K2
  • Physician Recruitment: Successful Candidate Sourcing Strategies
    Matt Neuwirth, Enterprise Medical Recruiting
  • Private Equity Investment in Physician Groups
    Joy Hord, Parker Poe
    Todd Zigrang, Health Capital Consultants
  • Excel Focus! A Quick, Pivot Table How-to
    Sharon Jones, PhD, The Dot Consulting

Friday, May 10th

  • ACMPE Certification – What is it and CE Requirement Updates
    Michelle Torak, NCMGMA ACMPE Liaison
  • The Health of Healthcare Politics in North Carolina
    Representative Dr. Murphy
    Representative Josh Dobson
  • Disaster Preparedness Panel
    Steve DeBiasi, EmergeOrtho, PA
    Tim Bell, Children’s Health of Carolina, PA

Follow this link to view our complete line up of sessions, event times and speakers! Session descriptions and speaker profiles have just been added.

Attendee Registration

Annual Conference registration is open, with rates starting at $325 and discounts for additional staff. Follow the links below for online registration and printable mail/fax registration form. The early bird registration deadline is April 22, 2019.

Exhibit Hall and Exhibitors

exh-hall500aMake sure to visit the exhibit hall while at the Annual Conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, engage and learn with our exhibitors. Click here to see the exhibit hall layout and our current list of exhibitors.

Feeling Lucky? Join us at the NCMGMA Game Zone!
Located in the Exhibit Hall, play a game of  Cornhole, Connect Four, life-size Jenga, and more! Grab a colleague and get ready for a fun time while networking with our Alliance Sponsors!

Accommodations

hampton-inn-640aOur NCMGMA block at the Embassy Suites is sold out but we have negotiated a room block at the Hampton Inn, located at 225 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401. The rate is $169/night. To make reservations, please call 910-251-3930 and request the group rate for North Carolina Medical Group Management Association; or you can register online by clicking here. Breakfast is included. There is valet parking only (there is no self-parking) and the rate is $17.00/night. The Hampton Inn NCMGMA discount room block cutoff is April 22.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA Community Service Project at Annual Conference

Help us Assist Hungry Children in New Hanover County!

nourishncSupporting NourishNC, a 5019 (c) 3 nonprofit whose mission is to Provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community, NCMGMA will be packing 200 Snack Packs onsite during the 2019 Annual Conference. These Snack Packs are ready-to-go snack options that contain a juice box and three snacks for kids who need a little extra fuel for their after-school activities. What do you need to do?

  1. Bring items to contribute to the Snack Packs! NCMGMA will be contributing 200 fully completed Snack Packs to NourishNC, but you can also help! Please see the list below to see what is allowed to bring. Please bring these to the NCMGMA registration desk at the Wilmington Convention Center no later than noon on Thursday, May 9th.
    • Snack Category A: Fruit Squeeze Pouch or GoGo Squeeze Yogurt (shelf-stable)
    • Snack Category B: Granola Bar, Meat & Cheese Stick, or Sandwich Cracker
    • Snack Category C: Raisins, Bag of Dried Fruit, or Fruit snacks
    • Juice Boxes or small water bottles (no Kool-Aid please)
  2. Join us at 4pm on Thursday, May 9th. As participants walk out of the last General Session, we will be set up for everyone to help and make a snack bag for NourishNC and help feed children in New Hanover County.

We look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks and adding this special project to our agenda!

 

DHHS NC Medicaid Transformation Seven-Year Forecast

The Department of Health and Human Services has delivered its North Carolina Medicaid Transformation Seven-Year Forecast legislative report, required by Session Law 2018-5 Section 11H.9, to the General Assembly and its Fiscal Research Division. This report provides a detailed forecast for the transition to Medicaid managed care for state fiscal years 2019 to 2025. For a brief summary of the report, an Executive Summary is included.

Annual Conference Registration-Hotel Discounts End April 15th

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Conference Discounts End April 15th
Make plans to join us today!

Wilmington-Waterfront-sml2Game on! NCMGMA is returning to the Wilmington Convention Center for our 2019 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 8-10, we have a packed schedule full of game-winning sessions and networking events you won’t want to miss. Start by registering today and make plans to join us for this exciting healthcare industry event. Early-bird registration ends Monday, April 15, 2019.

Featured Speakers

We’ve pulled together an exciting line up of sessions and speakers for Wilmington.
Here are three of the big names coming to Wilmington in May!

JeffButler147aWednesday, May 8, 2019
Authenticity is the New Authority

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Creating a Cohesive Team

Jeff Butler, JB International
Jeff Butler is an international top-rated keynote speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. With Jeff’s versatile background, he has helped fortune 500 companies, such as Amazon and Google, as well as thousands of professionals across the United States. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly or appearing on the TEDx stage in both 2016 and 2017.

TimGard147aThursday, May 9, 2019
Leadership: Tao of Humor
Tim Gard, Hall of Fame Speaker
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm. He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

MarkWerner147aThursday, May 9, 2019
Blue Premier
Mark Werner, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mark Werner, is vice president of Network Management for Blue Cross North Carolina. In his role, he is responsible for contracting, servicing and creating strategic partnerships with providers in North Carolina. Mark has over twenty years experience in the managed care business. He has extensive background in negotiating and educating managed care provider networks in North Carolina. Prior to joining Blue Cross NC, Mark worked has held a variety of managed care positions for both providers and payors.

Featured Sessions

Wednesday, May 8th

  • North Carolina Medical Board – Responding to a Request
    Jerry Allen, Jr., Walker Allen
  • Creating a Culture of Service Excellence Through Improved
    Employee Engagement
    Matt Johnson, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Thursday, May 9th

  • Tools to Identify Waste and Discover Opportunities for Cost Reduction
    Kari Kalgren, K2
  • Physician Recruitment: Successful Candidate Sourcing Strategies
    Matt Neuwirth, Enterprise Medical Recruiting
  • Private Equity Investment in Physician Groups
    Joy Hord, Parker Poe
    Todd Zigrang, Health Capital Consultants
  • Excel Focused! A Quick, Pivot Table How-to
    Sharon Jones, The Dot Consulting

Friday, May 10th

  • ACMPE Certification – What is it and CE Requirement Updates
    Michelle Torak, NCMGMA ACMPE Liaison
  • The Health of Healthcare Politics in North Carolina
    Representative Dr. Murphy
    Representative Josh Dobson
  • Disaster Preparedness Panel
    Steve DeBiasi, EmergeOrtho, PA
    Tim Bell, Children’s Health of Carolina, PA

Follow this link to view our complete line up of sessions, event times and speakers! Session descriptions have just been added.

Attendee Registration

Annual Conference registration is now open, starting at $325, with discounts for additional staff. Follow the links at the blue buttons below for online registration and printable mail/fax registration form. The early bird registration deadline is April 15, 2019.

General Conference Information

Feeling Lucky? Join us at the NCMGMA Game Zone!
Located in the NCMGMA Exhibitor Hall, play a game of life-size Jenga, Cornhole, Connect Four and more! Grab a colleague and get ready for a fun time while networking with our Alliance Sponsors!

Accommodations
Our headquarters for the Annual Conference is the Embassy Suites Wilmington and we are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate of $189 per night (plus taxes). This rate includes complimentary valet or daily self-parking. To make reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS and use the discount code MGM; or make them online by clicking here. The Embassy Suites NCMGMA discount room block cutoff is April 15th.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

April 16th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: Project OBOT and Our CHI

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Project OBOT and Our CHI

April 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

This webinar will review two new programs formed by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation: Project Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) and Our Community Health Initiative (Our CHI).

Opioid Addiction is a treatable disease, but it requires significant care coordination and collaboration among providers and care resources. Providers, given proper training and surrounded with professionals to share in their patients’ treatment strategy, can successfully treat those suffering Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). With the formation of Project OBOT, the NCMS Foundation has established a coalition of organizations to facilitate the expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

The second program, Our CHI, endeavors to form a coalition that fosters single-source collaboration between Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) currently providing services that improve health, with local healthcare providers and social support networks.

Speaker

Franklin Walker, MBA
VP Rural Health Systems Innovation; Executive Director, Community Practitioner Program; Executive Director, Project OBOT NC; Executive Director, Our Community Health Initiative
North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
Franklin Walker is the former CEO of a medical/surgical practice and adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He holds an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and an MBA from Xavier University. Franklin concentrates most of his efforts toward the rural and underserved populations in NC. He oversees the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, which improves access to care, by offering educational loan repayment to providers who will work in underserved areas. He also directs the Society’s efforts to establish Accountable Care Organizations in non-metro areas, and through Project OBOT NC he directs opioid use disorder treatment programs.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but space is limited! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.

Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (February 28, 2019 through March 27, 2019):

Active

Sharon Blair, Island Family Medicine, Hampstead, NC
Melissa Harris, Children’s Health Services, P.A., Greenville, NC
Lindsay Muns, Charlotte Radiology, Charlotte, NC
John Pearce, Cary Orthopaedics, Cary, NC

Affiliate

Valerie Bowling, Conference Forum, New York, NY
Reda Chouffani, Biz Technology Solutions, Inc., Mooresville, NC
Markael Edmonds, Sharecare HDS, San Diego, CA
Tracey Flynn Martin, Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, Winston Salem, NC
Kelly Garrison, Emtiro Health, Winston-Salem, NC
Darek Johnson, RingCentral, Charlotte, NC
Jeff Morgan, Brenmor, Eagle, ID
Chad Nice, Physicians Protector Plan, Tampa, FL

Student

Matt Beam, Appalachian State University, Greensboro, NC
Antonio Coker, Winston-Salem State University, Greensboro, NC
Melissa Munday, Appalachian State University, Hickory, NC
Keyani Nelson, Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, MD
Miranda Pennachi, Appalachian State University, Durham, NC
Shikha Sharma, Winston-Salem State University, Mocksville, NC
Selicia Stokes, Winston Salem State University, Charlotte, NC
Miracle Thomas, Winston-Salem State University, High Point, NC
Elizabeth White, Bellevue University, Cary, NC
William Winstead, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

BOH Interview with Sandra Jarrett: Why Joining a Professional Association is Important

Why is joining a professional association important to your employer and your career? NCMGMA Board Member Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE, of Wake Forest Baptist Health describes the value she and her physician practice have derived as a member.  View the interview here: https://youtu.be/RjxuS4sb3Gw

See Business of Healthcare www.BOHseries.com for more interviews with healthcare leaders and influencers.