Salary & Benefits Survey Deadline is Friday, December 3rd

Help Us Compile Data Specific to NC’s Healthcare Industry
75% Completion Grants Free Survey Data Access

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 will remain open through Friday, December 3, 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.

Salary & Benefits Survey Deadline Extended to December 3rd

Help Us Compile Data Specific to NC’s Healthcare Industry
75% Completion Grants Free Survey Data Access

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 will remain open through Friday, December 3, 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.

One Week Left to Complete Your Salary & Benefits Survey

Help Us Compile Data Specific to NC’s Healthcare Industry
75% Completion Grants Free Survey Data Access

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.

Two Weeks Left to Complete Your Salary & Benefits Survey

Help Us Compile Data Specific to NC’s Healthcare Industry
75% Completion Grants Free Survey Data Access

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.

Free November 16 Webinar: Legislative Update

November Lunch & Learn Webinar
Legislative Update

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST | Zoom

Join us as we hear from attorney Dave Horne from Smith Anderson, who will provide a year-end Legislative Update. Tune in to learn about what happened this year and what we’re anticipating for 2022!

Speaker

Dave Horne, JD
Attorney, Smith Anderson

Dave Horne was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh Government Relations by Best Lawyers®. He manages the Government Relations practice at Smith Anderson and leads a team of professionals in the firm’s Corporate Relocation and Expansion practice.

Dave has spent nearly 30 years representing private interests – including many non-profit associations, medical groups and businesses – before the North Carolina General Assembly and other state and federal government entities. For more than a decade, he has rated in the top twenty of more than 700 lobbyists registered in the State by an independent survey of his peers, the press, and legislators, conducted by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research Inc.

Registration

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! 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 Foundation offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

Three Weeks Left to Complete Your Salary & Benefits Survey

Help Us Compile Data Specific to NC’s Healthcare Industry
75% Completion Grants Free Survey Data Access

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.

Free September 21st Webinar: Virtual Hot Topics Roundtable

September Lunch & Learn Webinar
A Virtual Hot Topics Roundtable

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT | Zoom

Presented by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, we are trying something new this month with an open forum, virtual roundtable to address a few of the key areas challenging practices across the state:

  • Workforce recruiting and retention
  • Medicaid Transformation
  • Prior Authorizations

This roundtable is an opportunity for providers and administrators to network, share challenges, best practices, and help guide advocacy efforts at all levels. Please share your concerns, questions, and any other hot topic suggestions when you register here.

Registration

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! 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 Foundation offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

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.

July 29th NCMGMA Webinar: OSHA ETS Q&A

July NCMGMA Webinar
OSHA ETS Q&A Session

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM EDT | Zoom

Please join us in a conversation with Josh Dobson, North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, to discuss the impact of the OSHA ETS on practices. Please submit questions during registration for Commissioner Dobson and his office.

Webinar Speaker

Josh Dobson
NC Commissioner of Labor

Josh Dobson was sworn in as North Carolina’s 18th labor commissioner on Jan. 2, 2021, after serving eight years in the state House of Representatives. Dobson represented the 85th district covering Avery, McDowell and Mitchell counties located in the western part of the state. Dobson is a native of McDowell County and currently resides in Nebo with his wife, Valerie, and his daughter, Kennedy.

Additionally, during the 2019-2020 legislative session, Dobson served as a full chair of the House Appropriations Committee and chairman of the House Health Committee.

Employee safety is Commissioner Dobson’s top priority.

Registration

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an email confirmation and an email reminder with webinar login instructions.

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

Questions

For questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021

2021 Alliance sponsor feature article courtesy of the Sentinel Risk Advisors


As an employer, you care about making your workforce feel valued and managing your organization successfully. However, even if you do everything you can to ensure smooth relationships with your staff, employment practices liability (EPL) risks remain. That’s why it’s crucial for your organization to have EPL coverage. Such a policy can offer protection for claims that result from employees alleging various employment-related issues—such as discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. The policy can be extended to include third-party coverage for claims made by non-employees, patients or vendors who allege an employee engaged in harassment or discrimination.

Apart from securing EPL coverage, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest EPL market trends. In doing so, your organization will have the information needed to respond appropriately and make any necessary coverage adjustments. Here are the EPL trends to watch in 2021:

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to make serious workplace changes—such as having employees work remotely, adjusting office setups or conducting significant staff layoffs or furloughs. And with these changes, EPL claims followed. Some of the most common, pandemic-related EPL claims include:

  • Allegations that unsafe working conditions or minimal precautionary measures (e.g., poor sanitation practices, a lack of social distancing protocols or inadequate personal protective equipment) contributed to employees getting sick or dying from COVID-19
  • Allegations of retaliation after an objection to unsafe working conditions or workplace exposure to individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms
  • Allegations of disability discrimination related to remote working (e.g., failing to accommodate remote staff or denying employees the option to work remotely)
  • Allegations related to employee leave concerns (e.g., forcing staff to take leave, retaliating against employees that take leave due to COVID-19 or not allowing staff to take leave due to COVID-19 altogether)
  • Allegations of laying off or furloughing staff without providing proper employment notices
  • Allegations of discrimination related to laying off or furloughing employees

With these trends in mind, it’s crucial to fully document and review any organizational changes created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes should be reviewed to ensure they adequately consider the needs of your workforce and are compliant with employment law.

Social Movements

Several social movements have led to an increase in EPL claims in recent years, including the #MeToo movement and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The #MeToo movement—which is an anti-sexual harassment campaign that was originally founded in 2006 and has gained significant social media attention since 2017—largely contributed to a 50% rise in sexual harassment lawsuits against employers over the past few years, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This movement emphasizes how important it is for employers to implement effective sexual harassment prevention measures (e.g., a zero-tolerance policy and a sexual harassment awareness training program), reporting methods and response protocols.

The Black Lives Matter movement—which is a racial justice campaign that was originally founded in 2013 and resurged in 2020 in the form of nationwide protests—has the potential to become a driving factor in race-related workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuits. This movement makes it increasingly vital for your organization to take steps to promote diversity, acceptance and inclusion in the workplace, as well as take any accusations or reports of racism seriously.

LGBTQ+ Protections

Although the EEOC had previously released guidance stating that workplace discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court just recently confirmed in 2020 that Title VII protects gay and transgender employees from such treatment. While this is a relatively new development, the Supreme Court’s decision highlights the need for your organization to ensure all LGBTQ+ employees feel properly supported in the workplace.

Age Discrimination

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the share of employees over the age of 55 in the labor force is expected to rise to nearly 25% by 2024 (up from 13% in 2001). This demographic shift makes it increasingly important for employers to take steps to minimize the potential for age discrimination issues within the workplace. After all, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against employees and job applicants aged 40 and over.

Despite the ADEA; however, a recent Hiscox study found that 21% of U.S. employees have reported experiencing workplace discrimination based on their age. Such discrimination can lead to poor staff morale, a tarnished organizational reputation and an increase in EPL claims. With this in mind, it’s important to review your organization’s employment practices to ensure you are fostering a workplace culture that rejects ageism.

Wage, Leave and Salary History

As wage and hour laws continue to change across the country, it’s critical that your organization regularly reviews state-specific legislation related to minimum wage, employee classifications (e.g., hourly or salaried), overtime pay, sick leave and other paid time off. A failure to provide your staff with adequate wages or paid leave could lead to various EPL claims.

Employers’ ability to receive their employees’ prior salary history has also become a rising concern. In fact, in some states, recent legislation now prohibits employers from requesting or requiring salary history from a job applicant as a condition of being interviewed, hired or even considered for a position. In light of these changes, it’s best to speak with legal counsel for state-specific employee wage, leave and salary history guidance.

Marijuana Legalization

Following the 2020 election results, medical marijuana is now legal in 36 states and recreational marijuana is now legal in 15 states. As marijuana legalization becomes increasingly commonplace across the country, it’s crucial for your organization to review any state-specific legislation and adjust workplace policies and procedures accordingly.

Specifically, some states have enacted legislation that restricts an employers’ ability to conduct drug tests for marijuana. Further, several state court cases have ruled in favor of the employee in recent employment lawsuits related to marijuana usage. This includes a case in which a disabled employee sued their employer for alleged workplace discrimination due to medical marijuana usage, as well as a case in which an employee sued their employer for alleged wrongful termination due to a positive drug test for marijuana.

That being said, your organization may need to reconsider or revise procedures related to conducting workplace drug tests for marijuana or basing employment decisions on an employee’s marijuana usage, as these practices could potentially contribute to EPL claims. Be sure to consult legal counsel for state-specific compliance guidance on this topic.

We’re Here to Help

You don’t have to respond to this changing risk landscape alone. We’re here to help you navigate these EPL market trends with ease. For additional coverage guidance and solutions, contact Amelia Bernstein, Senior Director of Specialty Lines at Sentinel Risk Advisors.

Amelia Bernstein’s legal background allows her to provide clients with complex needs with specialty lines of coverage. As the Senior Director of Specialty Lines and a Partner in the firm, Amelia oversees a broad range of accounts, including all of Sentinel’s professional, executive and cyber liability insurance clients. She has a proven background of providing clients with risk management solutions they were once told were impossible to achieve.