NCMGMA Advocacy Days are June 6-7 in Raleigh


Meet with North Carolina Legislators
Make a Difference in Healthcare in our State

June 6-7, 2018
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown
North Carolina State Capitol

This year, join us June 6th and 7th in Raleigh as we host our 10th annual Advocacy Days which we promise to be packed full of information you do not want to miss! There is no shortage of issues at hand in North Carolina and NOW is the time to make our voices heard!

Schedule of Events


June 6, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Medicaid Managed Care Payor Panel: What’s Next for North Carolina?
A diverse panel of payors competing for contracts to administer Medicaid managed care in NC will present information about their programs, next steps, and what providers need to know about the upcoming transition.
• Lisa Farrell, North Carolina Owned Provider Plans (Bio)
• Steve Keene, Carolina Complete Health Network, Inc. (Bio)
• Anita Bachmann, United Healthcare Community Plans (Bio)
• Gregg MacDonald, WellCare (Bio)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BCBSNC, Legislative Affairs Update
Hear directly from Blue Cross about legislative efforts in North Carolina. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more and ask questions face-to-face about Blue Cross’s plans to address the recent direction from State Treasurer Dale Folwell to cut State Health Plan reimbursement rates by 15%.
• Chris Evans
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NCDOI Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Learn about how SHIIP can help your practice and your patients navigate the complexities of Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance. Since the program’s creation in 1986, SHIIP has become a role model for other states and has received two national awards for “innovative” and “exemplary” service.
• Melinda Munden, Communication Specialist
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn what role the DHHS will play in helping to structure the Medicaid Managed Care plans. Take the opportunity to validate with DHHS some of the information learned in the prior session with the potential Medicaid Managed Care companies.
• Dave Richards, Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance
Bowtie: Live and Unedited
Always a fan favorite, hear about the many hot topics affecting medical practices in North Carolina. Chip Baggett will provide the group with insight into the current “sausage making” that is happening in downtown Raleigh during the current session.
• Chip Baggett, NCMS
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner at Taverna Agora
Sponsored by Medical Mutual
June 7, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Legislative Visits with NCMGMA and General Assembly Meetings

General Information

Register and join fellow NCMGMA members in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 6th for a half-day of education sessions and a dinner program sponsored by Medical Mutual. Stay on Thursday, June 7th and meet with our legislators, along with other North Carolina administrators. For members of NCMGMA, the cost is $55 per person. For non-members, the cost is $75 per person. Registration cost covers education and dinner. After May 21st, the cost of registrations increases by $10.

Hotel Accommodations
Reserve your room now at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. Limited standard rooms available at the discounted rate of $109/night for single/double occupancy plus tax. To reserve your hotel room, please call the hotel directly at 919-832-0501. Reservations will be accepted until rooms are sold out or until Monday, May 21st. Self-parking is available for $7.00.

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

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