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NCMGMA Fall Conference is in Three Week: Sign Up Today!

Learn, Share and Grow with Us in Asheville

The Fall Conference provides a rich environment where NC’s practice leaders can learn, share and grow. Through general and breakout sessions, legislative updates and our Annual Business Meeting, attendees can earn up to 9.25 CEUs. We’ll also have the latest and greatest products and services on display in the exhibit hall.

Browse our Fall Conference event web pages to learn all this year’s event has to offer and make plans to join us today.


NCMGMA Fall Conference

Relevant continuing education, engaging networking opportunities, and face time with products/service experts – the Fall Conference has it all. Click on the thumbnail image to hear motivational speaker Rich Schlentz explain why Fall Conference attendance is a wise investment.

Learn more about the Fall Conference.


Conference Speakers

Aaron Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Doral Jacobsen and Tracey Martin have joined our list of conference speakers that includes Mary Kelly, Ph.D., Rich Schlentz and David Sousa. Learn more about these thought-leaders joining us this October in Asheville.

Learn more about our conference speakers


Meet the Expert

For tips on how your practice can manage fiduciary risk, lower expenses, and, ideally, improve saving opportunities for your practitioners and staff, stop by and see Joe Dillon, Curi Capital’s retirement plan expert. This special opportunity is open to all registrants.

Click here to learn more and sign up


Exhibitors

Our exhibitors are essential partners in the success of healthcare practices throughout North Carolina. From collections to insurance to healthcare technology, come meet the companies helping practice managers reach the next level.

See our SOLD OUT exhibit hall!


Register Today!

Online registration is now open. See all of our conference pricing here. To register today, please follow the online registration link below.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Fall Conference, please contact
the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

State Health Director Raises Ivermectin Concerns

Originally published on the NC Medical Board website and reprinted with permission from the NCMB

North Carolina’s State Health Director is asking clinicians to counsel their patients against improper use of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.

In a Sept. 14 letter to medical professionals, Dr. Betsey Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer for the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), notes that the state has observed a marked increase in ivermectin prescriptions in recent months as public interest in ivermectin as a potential COVID-19 remedy has grown, although it is not currently authorized or approved for that use. Tilson writes that NCDHHS is concerned that:

  • There has been a notable increase in calls to poison control and emergency department visits connected to ivermectin. Such incidents may be the result of excessive dosages of ivermectin, or ingestion of veterinary products that contain ivermectin, including topical preparations intended to be applied to the skin.
  • There may be a misperception that ivermectin is a substitute for vaccination or other recommended preventative measures.

Dr. Tilson’s letter includes talking points for clinicians. NC DHHS asks that medical professionals use them to help ensure that patients make health care decisions based on reliable, factual information.

2021 NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey is Open

NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey is Open
Complete Your Survey by November 24th

NCMGMA is pleased to announce the launch of the Medical Employee Salary & Benefits Online Survey, collecting 2021 data. This comprehensive study is designed to bring our members the information they need to see trends specific to the healthcare industry, and provide comparative information your organization can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

Participated in 2020’s data entry? Entering in 2021’s data couldn’t be easier with our “Copy Prior Year” data option!

Data collection is now open through November 24, 2021. Please retain this email as it contains information on accessing the platform and completing the survey.

Access to the Site

Survey Key Points

  • Have over 500 positions to enter in? NCMGMA can help! Email us at info@ncmgm.org to learn how!
  • If your practice participated last year, use the “Copy Prior Year” option to pull forward last year’s data and make the necessary updates.
  • The Survey Worksheet is a downloadable spreadsheet that can be used to help compile data and can be shared with others, and is found on the Support page, once logged in. Note: this is to be used as a guide and data will need to be inputted into the platform.
  • The User Guide will help answer many of your how-to questions. It can also be found on the Support page in the survey, once logged in.
  • The Survey is divided into sections that contain categories of questions. You can begin in any section and complete the survey questions in any order.
  • The progress bar on the home page will track your overall progress and the icons will help you see any areas not completed.
  • Come back as often as needed to complete the survey. All data is saved as you go.
  • In order to access results when they are released (December), participants must complete all required questions and a minimum 75% of the survey.

Survey Demonstration Video

  • To access the demonstration video, please follow this link.

Presenting Survey Sponsor

Order Your 2020 Data Access

For practice administrators who would like to purchase access to the 2020 Salary & Benefits Survey data or who did not meet the 75% survey completion requirement, the cost is $300 for NCMGMA members and $500 for non-members. To order your data access, please follow the link below.

Questions

If you have any questions about the 2021 Salary & Benefits Survey, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Update on AmeriHealth Caritas EFT Deadline

AmeriHealth Caritas EFT Enrollment Deadline Extended to December 1

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina uses ECHO Health Inc, a partner of Change Healthcare, for electronic payment processing. There are no fees to receive a direct payment from AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina via EFT or to receive an Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA).

All providers must enroll in EFT. To enroll in EFT with ECHO Health, providers must have received a payment via ECHO. To support providers in registering, AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is issuing paper checks and providing a direct link to providers to enroll in EFT for their AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina payments. Please use the information on the Remittance Advice and the check stub to enroll in EFT. To enroll please visit https://enrollments.echohealthinc.com/efteradirect/enroll.

Providers who are already enrolled in ECHO for payments from other payers may have agreed to an all payor fee. They can choose to get direct payments for AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina with no associated vendor fees by calling ECHO Health at 888-834-3511.

After December 1, providers that have not enrolled in EFT will be paid via virtual credit card (VCC). There is a fee charged by the card merchant for VCC payments.

If you have concerns, please contact Peggy Vickery, Interim Director of Provider Network Management, at 843-569-4630 or contact your dedicated ACNC account executive.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals who have recently joined NCMGMA (August 3, 2021, through September 1, 2021):

Active

  • Meredith Boyette, Feeling Great Sleep Medical Center, Efland, NC
  • Debra Butler, Southern Surgical Associates, PA, Greenville, NC
  • Tammy Greenwell, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Hendersonville, NC
  • Karen Hester, Hester Ophthalmology, Wilmington, NC
  • Nikki Madle, Asheville Neurology Specialists, Asheville, NC
  • Donna Parmenter, Alliance Urology Specialist, PA, Greensboro, NC
  • Lisa Pressley, Focus-MD, Raleigh, NC
  • Su Rosenthal, Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists, Greenville, NC
  • Trent Shelton, Solutions4MD’s LLC, Durham, NC

Affiliate

  • Scott Godwin, Rectangle Health, Winterville, NC

Want to see your name on this list? Visit the NCMGMA website to learn more about becoming a member of the North Carolinas Medical Group Management Association.

You’re Invited to the Fall Conference Reception Sponsored by Curi and Sentinel Risk Advisors

Make plans to join us for the Fall Conference by September 15th and enjoy discounts on your registration and hotel accommodations.

Sign Up Now: Fall Conference Registration and Hotel Discounts End September 15th

Learn, Share and Grow with Us in Asheville

The Fall Conference provides a rich environment where NC’s practice leaders can learn, share and grow. Through general and breakout sessions, legislative updates and our Annual Business Meeting, attendees can earn up to 10.25 CEUs. We’ll also have the latest and greatest products and services on display in the exhibit hall.

Browse our Fall Conference event web pages to learn all this year’s event has to offer and make plans to join us today.


NCMGMA Fall Conference

The NCMGMA Fall Conference provides a rich environment where North Carolina’s medical practice leaders come to learn, share and grow. Click on the thumbnail image to watch a preview video from Retired US Navy Commander Mary Kelly, Ph.D., one of our featured conference speakers!


Conference Speakers

Aaron Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Doral Jacobsen and Tracey Martin have joined our list of conference speakers that includes Mary Kelly, Ph.D., Rich Schlentz and David Sousa. Learn more about these thought-leaders joining us this October in Asheville.

Learn more about our conference speakers


Hotel Accommodations

Our host hotel is the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, located at 31 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801. Our discounted group rate is $200 per night for a single/double room (plus taxes). Hotel reservations can be made online by clicking on the link below. Reservations must be made no later than September 15th for the discounted rate.

Click here for hotel information


Meet the Expert

For tips on how your practice can manage fiduciary risk, lower expenses, and, ideally, improve saving opportunities for your practitioners and staff, stop by and see Joe Dillon, Curi Capital’s retirement plan expert. This special opportunity is open to all registrants.

Click here to learn more and sign up


Register Today!

Online registration is now open. Full conference costs start at $325 for members. See all of our conference pricing here. To register today, please follow the online registration link below.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Fall Conference, please contact
the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA Annual Business Meeting l Slate of 2021-2022 Officers & Directors

NCMGMA Annual Business Meeting
and Slate of Officers & Directors

October 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NCMGMA is hosting our Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, October 7th, beginning at 2:00 PM and we hope you will join us for this important gathering of our membership hosted during the NCMGMA Fall Conference in Asheville, NC.

The Annual Meeting agenda will include:

  • Overview of the organization’s activities
  • A financial update
  • Voting on the 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Slate of Officers

2021- 2022 NCMGMA Board of Directors Slate
Nominated Slate of Executive Board

President
Matthew Johnson, MA, MBA
Wake Internal Medical
Consultants, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

President-Elect
Chad Ghorley
Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports
Medicine Center, PA
Gastonia, NC

Secretary
Charles Furr, MHA
Carolina Asthma & Allergy
Center, PA
Charlotte, NC

Treasurer
Lisa Hooks, MBA, CMPE
Mt. Olive Family
Medicine Center
Mt. Olive, NC

Nominated Slate of Directors

The following NCMGMA members have been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors. They will be voted in during the Annual Business Meeting.

Board seats are three-year terms beginning November 1, 2021, and ending October 31, 2024.*

Emily Ainsley
Greenville Pathology P.A.
Greenville, NC
*2-year term

Amber Popham, CIC, CRM
Curi
Raleigh, NC

Urgent Practice Data Survey – August Medicaid Transformation Focus

August Survey Refresh!
Medicaid Transformation Questions Included

Your practice response is needed!

NCMGMA, NCMS, and Curi continue working together to gather essential practice information from administrators and clinicians across North Carolina relative to the current COVID crisis.

We know this is a stressful and uncertain time, but by taking less than 5 minutes to complete this survey, you are allowing us to better respond to and represent your needs from COVID to new protocols, telehealth issues, and now Medicaid Transformation. Please click the link above to take this short survey.

Thank you for your time and for your commitment to your communities. We’re in this together and are proud to support you and all North Carolinas in your practice through this tumultuous season.

Your Colleagues at NCMGMA, NCMS, and Curi


Please click on the links below to access our other Urgent Practice Data Survey Summary and Data Trends reporting:

COVID-19 Vaccine Summary Report – Week of March 15th
COVID-19 Vaccine Summary Report – Week of January 18th
2020 UPDS Summary Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Sixteen Week Summary Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Practice Well-being Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Reopening NC Healthcare Practice Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Telehealth Data Summary Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – NC Practice Financial Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Summary Report
Urgent Practice Data Survey – Trends Report
COVID-19 Practice Protocols Report

2021 Mentoring Pilot Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for a way to give back to the next generation of healthcare leadership? MGMA has a great opportunity! Meet with a mentee once a month (virtually). To be eligible to serve as a mentor, individuals:

  • Must have been a member of MGMA for several years.
  • Have at least 10+ years’ experience in healthcare industry.
  • Added bonus if they have obtained their CMPE or FACMPE credentials.

More information on this opportunity can be found here.