Advocacy Day and White Coat Wednesday are Next Week


NCMGMA Advocacy Day & White Coat Wednesday
June 7 & 8, 2016
NC Medical Society
Raleigh, NC

Register today and join fellow NCMGMA members in Raleigh to meet with our legislators, along with the North Carolina Medical Society’s White Coat Wednesday. This year, join us as we host our 8th Annual Advocacy Day meeting which we promise to be packed full of information you won’t want to miss.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 7th

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Brad Wilson, President & CEO, BCBSNC
    • Amber Maxwell, Senior Strategic Contract Consultant, BCBSNC
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Wayne Goodwin, NC Insurance Commissioner
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Jamal Jones, Sr. Program Manager, NC DHHS
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm — Your Practice Issues: An Open Discussion
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Dinner for Legislative Day Participants
    • Sponsored by Medical Mutual
    • Solas is located at 419 Glenwood Avenue

Wednesday, June 8th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am — Breakfast Meeting & Networking at NCMS
  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm — Legislative Visits
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Optional Legislative & General Assembly Meetings


For members of NCMGMA, there is no cost to attend the Advocacy Day and White Coat Wednesday. For non-members, the cost is $50 per person.


Reserve your room now at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Raleigh Downtown. Limited standard rooms available at the discounted rate of $154 and suites are also available at a discounted rate of $179 at the Hampton Inn (plus tax). To reserve your hotel room, please visit the Hampton’s by clicking here or call the hotel directly at 919.825.4770.

Reservations will be accepted until rooms are sold out.


Wayne Goodwin
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner
In November 2008, North Carolina voters elected Wayne Goodwin as the first new Commissioner of Insurance in 24 years. Since taking office in 2009, Wayne has ordered insurance rate cuts, rate freezes, rebates, refunds and restitution. These efforts have saved North Carolinians more than $2.4 billion.

Under Wayne’s leadership, auto insurance refunds totaling $50 million were delivered to one in four North Carolina drivers. Reductions in workers’ compensation rates saved at least $115 million for North Carolina businesses, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina refunded a historic $155.8 million to 215,000 families.

Jamal Jones
Sr. Program Manager
NC Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens: children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.

Amber Maxwell
Senior Strategic Contract Consultant
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Amber Maxwell has over 10 years of health care experience and is currently a Senior Strategic Contract Consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, North Carolina’s largest health insurer. She is currently responsible for contracting large, high profile hospital systems and provider groups across the state.

In addition to her contracting responsibilities, Amber also manages the contracting and operations of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s), incentive based contracting (including site of service shift and shared savings arrangements), narrow network product development in the Triangle and Wilmington Markets, as well as the BCBSNC Bundled Payment Program Strategy.

J. Bradley (Brad) Wilson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
As president and CEO of the state’s largest health insurer, with 3.8 million customers, Brad Wilson is dedicated to improving North Carolina’s health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment.

To address health care issues nationally, Wilson serves as a director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and BCS Financial Corporation. He is immediate past chair of the National Institute for Health Care Management.


If you have any questions about the NCMGMA Advocacy Day or White Coat Wednesday, please contact the NCMGMA offices at 800-753-MGMA (6462) or by email at


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