NCMGMA Call for Annual Conference Speakers

NCMGMA’s Annual Conference is set for May 8-10 in Wilmington and we are looking for presenters who can speak on an assortment of leadership and management topics. We received such positive reviews from our Fall Conference Peer-to-Peer sessions we’re looking to continue these short-sessions in 2019 in Wilmington.

Please see the list of educational focus areas below. If interested, you can email Melissa@ncmgm.org and provide your topic, a short session description and the time frame you are able to present (15 or 30 minutes). Please let us know of your interest by December 30, 2018.

Educational Focus Areas

  • Operations Management
    • Physician Recruitment
    • Business Intelligence
    • Online Reputation Management
    • Managing Patient Satisfaction
  • HR Management
    • Diversity in Healthcare
    • Winning Unemployment Claims
  • Risk & Compliance Management
    • Compliance Audit
    • Peer Review
    • Disruptive Physician
    • Risk Management
  • Patient Centered Care
    • Deescalating Situations
    • Service Recovery
    • Telemedicine
  • Organizational Governance
    • Running an Effective Meeting

Again, please let us know prior to December 30th of your interest in presenting by sending an email to Melissa@ncmgm.org with the topic, session description and also the time-frame you’d be able to present in (15 or 30 minutes). Once submission closes, your information will be reviewed by the NCMGMA Conference Committee. All interested parties will be contacted no later than January 31st.

Cyber Survival Guide Webinar is December 17th

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NCMGMA-NCMSF December Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Pings, Penalties & Posts:
A Cyber Survival Guide for the Modern-Day Practitioner

December 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

Program

Cybersecurity as a patient safety issue:

  • OCR’s current investigation and enforcement priorities
  • Cyber risk assessment tools and cyber resources
  • NIST’s latest guidance on password advice
  • Current varieties of phishing attacks

Basic steps health care providers and their staff should be taking for good
cyber-hygiene:

  • “Distracted Doctoring” claims
  • Consequences of audio/video recordings in the clinical setting
  • Risks of filing un-redacted proofs of claim in bankruptcy court

Speaker

jason newtonJason Newton, Sr.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Medical Mutual Group

Jason graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and obtained his law degree from Wake Forest University. After a 14-year career in private law practice defending doctors, APPs, and hospitals, Jason came in-house with Medical Mutual – a longstanding client – in 2013.

At Medical Mutual (one of the 15 largest professional liability carriers in the country), Jason oversees the Risk Management and Claims departments in offices in Raleigh, NC, as well as in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. Medical Mutual provides coverage for and/or services claims for nearly 13,000 physicians and over 4,000 CMNs, CRNAs, PAs and NPs in a territory with an infrastructure to accommodate large practice and national alternative risk programs in over 20 states. The claims department handles claims and oversight of outside defense counsel in over 18 states.

Organizations regularly request Jason to speak and he has presented to nearly 5,000 healthcare providers, lawyers, and medical liability industry professionals. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, has received the Presidential Award from the North Carolina Medical Society, and early in his career was recognized among North Carolina’s best lawyers for four years as a “Rising Star” by North Carolina’s Super Lawyers annual publication and for three years as a “Young Gun” in NC Business Magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” edition.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary for NCMGMA members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited so make sure to 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.

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Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA-NCMSF December Lunch & Learn Webinar

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NCMGMA-NCMSF December Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Pings, Penalties & Posts:
A Cyber Survival Guide for the Modern-Day Practitioner

December 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

Program

Cybersecurity as a patient safety issue:

  • OCR’s current investigation and enforcement priorities
  • Cyber risk assessment tools and cyber resources
  • NIST’s latest guidance on password advice
  • Current varieties of phishing attacks

Basic steps health care providers and their staff should be taking for good
cyber-hygiene:

  • “Distracted Doctoring” claims
  • Consequences of audio/video recordings in the clinical setting
  • Risks of filing un-redacted proofs of claim in bankruptcy court

Speaker

jason newtonJason Newton, Sr.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Medical Mutual Group

Jason graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and obtained his law degree from Wake Forest University. After a 14-year career in private law practice defending doctors, APPs, and hospitals, Jason came in-house with Medical Mutual – a longstanding client – in 2013.

At Medical Mutual (one of the 15 largest professional liability carriers in the country), Jason oversees the Risk Management and Claims departments in offices in Raleigh, NC, as well as in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. Medical Mutual provides coverage for and/or services claims for nearly 13,000 physicians and over 4,000 CMNs, CRNAs, PAs and NPs in a territory with an infrastructure to accommodate large practice and national alternative risk programs in over 20 states. The claims department handles claims and oversight of outside defense counsel in over 18 states.

Organizations regularly request Jason to speak and he has presented to nearly 5,000 healthcare providers, lawyers, and medical liability industry professionals. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, has received the Presidential Award from the North Carolina Medical Society, and early in his career was recognized among North Carolina’s best lawyers for four years as a “Rising Star” by North Carolina’s Super Lawyers annual publication and for three years as a “Young Gun” in NC Business Magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” edition.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary for NCMGMA members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited so make sure to 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.

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Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Cyber Monday SALE

Save Today at MGMA.com!

The MGMA Cyber Monday sale is today (November 26th)! Visit www.mgma.com to receive 25% off select products, including:

  • Membership and member renewals
  • ACMPE Board Certification and Fellowship
  • Select online course and webinars
  • and so much more…

November 20th Webinar: NCMS-MAHEC Practice Transformation Project

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Practice Transformation Project:
Step Ladder for Success and Resiliency

November 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

In June 2017, The North Carolina Medical Society engaged in a partnership with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to provide professional services to design and manage a pilot program to help rural, independent practices build capacity to survive in a value-based reimbursement environment. This webinar will highlight the pilot program and the tools and processes used to engage practices in creating a tailored plan for improvement, the steps to implement the plan and a description of achievements.

Speakers

lln18-mcdowellDr. Leslie McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has years of experience in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Primary Care settings. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama. As a practice facilitator and quality improvement professional and Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert, she has supported practices in their efforts to provide patient-centered high quality care while managing the multiple challenges they face in today’s health care delivery environment. Leslie is passionate about engaging patients in their care, assisting providers who feel overwhelmed and ensuring safe effective health care for everyone

lln18-robertsTerri Roberts, MS, PCMH, CCE, has extensive knowledge of electronic health records and current healthcare reform, regulations and trends. She currently provides consultation and support services to medical practices in the 16-county NC MAHEC region in the effective utilization of EHRs, practice redesign/operations, data analysis, outcome reports, revenue cycle management and Quality Improvement including PCMH and QRUR. In her role at MAHEC, she has served the NC western practices as a CMS Regional Extension Center for MU and now MACRA under the CMS QIO. Terri has more than 30 years of management experience with hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care services and marketing. She has served as practice administrator for both specialist and primary care providers, was the Medicare Systems Administrator for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC and was Program Director of a regional wound care and hyperbaric center.

lln18-holmstromMark Holmstrom, MSHA, FACHE, CMPE, has extensive experience in physician practice operations, hospital operations, strategic planning, business development and process improvement. His professional experience of over 20 years has taken him throughout the southeast into different settings and types of organizations. He has worked in academic and community health systems, a community hospital, a large not-for-profit health system, and a private physician practice. His current work as a MAHEC QI Consultant involves assisting practices to identify opportunities for improvement and helping them implement change to achieve positive results. He enjoys interacting with healthcare professionals and finding new and more efficient ways of providing high quality and high value healthcare. He feels that good data analysis can lead to great decision making and he has not found a spreadsheet that he doesn’t like. Mr. Holmstrom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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 offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

Can Physicians Fix Healthcare by Becoming Independent Again?

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Can Physicians Fix Healthcare by Becoming Independent Again?

This interview is part of a new collaborative series made possible by Business of Healthcare and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association. These interviews further our mission to provide high-level content for continuing education for our members while highlighting key players and issues in North Carolina’s healthcare industry.

In this interview:

boh18-kdo231aK. Dale Owen, Jr., MD
Chief Executive Officer and Cardiologist
Tryon Medical Partners (Charlotte, NC)

Cardiologist and Tryon Medical Partners CEO Dale Owen, MD, and his 88 physician partners recently separated their practice from a large health system. In a BOH interview available as podcast and video at www.BOHSeries.com, Owen explains why he and his partners made this change, why plans to take on population health risk is critical to physician engagement and how challenging it is to stand up a 75,000-patient practice in weeks.

Follow this link to view the interview video

Continuing Education Credit

By reading, watching or listening to the full interview, you may self-report to earn 0.5 hours Continuing Education Credits for Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) or Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) credentials.

NCMGMA and BOH thank Mako Medical Laboratories for making this series
on independent physician practice possible.

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About the Business of Healthcare

BOH was founded as a forum and information exchange for the 40,000 decision makers leading hospitals and health systems, physician practices, pharma, device, and senior living as well as government and commercial payers. These leaders, and innovators serving them, join Business of Healthcare interviews to solve the complex issues they face together.

Hosted by Matthew Hanis, each interview balances Margin & Mission: making good healthcare accessible to all. New subscribers come to BOH through your referrals. Please share our content with your colleagues and invite them to join our expert community.

Upcoming Interviews

Upcoming interviews in the series feature Mandy Cohen, MD, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Jeff James, Chief Executive Officer of Wilmington Health; and Chad Price, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mako Medical Laboratories.

Interesting in Participating?
If you are interesting in being interviewed or have a tip on someone who would be a great interview candidate, please contact Melissa Klingberg in the NCMGMA offices at melissa@ncmgm.org.

NCMGMA-NCMSF November 20th Webinar: Practice Transformation Project

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Practice Transformation Project:
Step Ladder for Success and Resiliency

November 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

In June 2017, The North Carolina Medical Society engaged in a partnership with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to provide professional services to design and manage a pilot program to help rural, independent practices build capacity to survive in a value-based reimbursement environment. This webinar will highlight the pilot program and the tools and processes used to engage practices in creating a tailored plan for improvement, the steps to implement the plan and a description of achievements.

Speakers

lln18-mcdowellDr. Leslie McDowell DNP, ANP-BC, RN is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has years of experience in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Primary Care settings. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama. As a practice facilitator and quality improvement professional and Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert, she has supported practices in their efforts to provide patient-centered high quality care while managing the multiple challenges they face in today’s health care delivery environment. Leslie is passionate about engaging patients in their care, assisting providers who feel overwhelmed and ensuring safe effective health care for everyone

lln18-robertsTerri Roberts MS, PCMH, CCE, has extensive knowledge of electronic health records and current healthcare reform, regulations and trends. She currently provides consultation and support services to medical practices in the 16-county NC MAHEC region in the effective utilization of EHRs, practice redesign/operations, data analysis, outcome reports, revenue cycle management and Quality Improvement including PCMH and QRUR. In her role at MAHEC, she has served the NC western practices as a CMS Regional Extension Center for MU and now MACRA under the CMS QIO. Terri has more than 30 years of management experience with hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care services and marketing. She has served as practice administrator for both specialist and primary care providers, was the Medicare Systems Administrator for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC and was Program Director of a regional wound care and hyperbaric center.

lln18-holmstromMark Holmstrom MSHA, FACHE, CMPE, has extensive experience in physician practice operations, hospital operations, strategic planning, business development and process improvement. His professional experience of over 20 years has taken him throughout the southeast into different settings and types of organizations. He has worked in academic and community health systems, a community hospital, a large not-for-profit health system, and a private physician practice. His current work as a MAHEC QI Consultant involves assisting practices to identify opportunities for improvement and helping them implement change to achieve positive results. He enjoys interacting with healthcare professionals and finding new and more efficient ways of providing high quality and high value healthcare. He feels that good data analysis can lead to great decision making and he has not found a spreadsheet that he doesn’t like. Mr. Holmstrom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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 offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.