October 17 NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: Legislative Update

NCMGMA-NCMS Webinar Series

October NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar
Legislative Update

October 17, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

Spend one hour with Chip Baggett, JD, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at the North Carolina Medical Society as he reviews the legislative developments in 2017 and the impact on the profession of medicine and the care of patients. Chip will discuss key legislation passed in this year’s sessions (STOP Act) and pending legislation in the General Assembly of North Carolina (SB629 and HB36) and at the federal level (CHIP and ACA Repeal and Replace), which would impact our state.

Speaker

Chip Baggett, JD
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel
North Carolina Medical Society
Chip has worked for the North Carolina Medical Society since the spring of 2007, and was recently promoted to Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Attorney Baggett is now responsible for state level advocacy efforts as well as communications and advancement for the NCMS and the NCMS Foundation. Chip has a long history in organizational advancement and advocacy. He has led successful corporate and non-profit annual fund campaigns following training at the Indiana School of Fundraising. A graduate of the evening program at the NC Central University School of Law, Chip passed the NC Bar exam in 2016.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but space is limited so make sure to register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Click here to register

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.

NCMGMA October 13th Greenville Roadshow Postponed

The Greenville Roadshow, originally scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, NC, has been postponed. This event has been rescheduled for January 18, 2018.  Watch for updated information and registration coming soon.

For anyone who is currently registered for this event, we will keep your registration and transfer this to the new date. If the new date does not work with your schedule, there will be an opportunity to request a full refund.

Questions
If you have any questions please contact the NCMGMA offices at 800-753-MGMA (6462) or email us at info@ncmgm.org.

October NCMGMA Roadshows Early Registration Extended to 10/2

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Roadshow Early Registration Extended to October 2nd
Administrator and Front Office Tracks Offered!

NCMGMA is hitting the road and coming your way! Join us in Hickory on October 6th with Rich Schlentz and V2V Management Solutions or in Greenville on October 13th with Novant Health’s Sean Keyser and V2V Management Solutions. Both Roadshows will also offer great networking opportunities with other members and NCMGMA Alliance Exhibitors.

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register additional employees with the same company for just $75.00 each!

Pick the Roadshow that’s Best for You!

We are holding two Roadshow’s this October: one on October 6th in Hickory and one on October 13th in Greenville.  Follow the links below for complete details on each event, including schedule of events, speakers, costs, registration, and hotel accommodations.

Questions

If you have any questions about our October Roadshow, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org or by phone at 800-753-MGMA (6462).

Merging Medicine & Management (M3) Conference Post Event Wrap Up

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Last week, NCMGMA, along with our friends at the NC Medical Society, wrapped up our 2017 Merging Medicine & Management Conference (M3) with over 290 attendees and 59 exhibitors over the course of three days. There were many great educational sessions that integrated the nuts-and-bolts of practice management with the clinical aspect for physicians, important networking sessions with other like-minded practice managers, and exhibitor time with vendors offering the best in innovative products and services for our North Carolina practices.

The goal of the M3 conference is for the two organizations to collaborate and host a conference where administrators, managers, physicians, PAs, and students can come together, learn from one another, and attend sessions that put the focus on the practice and those leading it.

A few things we wanted to highlight from last week’s event include:

North Carolina Medical Group Management Association Names
Matt Johnson 2017 Administrator of the Year

m317-aoy320bMatt Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer of Wake Internal Medicine Consultants (WIMC), was named the 2017 NCMGMA/Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year during the Merging Medicine and Management (M3) Conference on Friday, September 15th.

The Administrator of the Year award honors a medical practice administrator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management proficiency, and who has helped enhance the effectiveness of health care delivery in North Carolina. Sponsored by Medical Mutual Insurance Company, the Administrator of the Year Award also provides the recipient with a stipend for continuing education at a state or national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) meeting.

Matt Johnson has been in health care since 1994 and spearheaded the joint venture between a physician-owned corporation and a not-for-profit hospital before joining WIMC in 2014. With an unwavering dedication to the betterment of each physician, manager, and staff member, Matt has created the Employee Activity Council, has organized multiple food and school drives, and has implemented Loyalty Grades throughout the 170-employee practice.

“When the committee looks at the nomination forms, we look for an individual who has strong leadership qualities, and who is an advocate for patients, staff, and community” says Fran Sembert, NCMGMA’s Governance Chair and past president. “Since Wake was awarded the Practice of the Year in 2015, we already knew it was being led by someone who is passionate about what he does, the providers he works for, and the staff he works with. Matt Johnson truly embodies what we look for when choosing the winner of this award.”

Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award

Kim Harrah, a beloved NCMGMA member and board member, lost her battle with cancer in 2016. To honor Kim’s vibrant personality and true dedication to anything she put her energy toward, we created the Kim Harrah Volunteer Award.

Steve Parker of Medical Mutual helped us recognize this year’s recipient, Todd Pittman, CMPE, during the M3 Conference dinner on Friday night. The Kim Harrah Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA and we are proud to present it to Todd, a member whose continuous service and commitment to our organization truly embodies the spirit of this award.

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NCMGMA Business Meeting:
New Slate of Officers

During the NCMGMA Business Meeting, Melissa White (President) gave her President’s Report and thanked the NCMGMA Leadership Council, chapter presidents, and leaders who have given their time to our organization.

Additionally, those present voted in our new board members (these are three-year terms beginning November 1, 2017):

Western Region At-Large Director
Amanda McKinney, MBA
A Woman’s View
Hickory, NC

Piedmont Region At-Large Director
Leah Paraschiv, CMPE
MSOC Health
Chapel Hill, NC

And the 2017-18 NCMGMA Officers:

President
Sandra Jarrett, CMPE
Salisbury Orthopaedic Associates, PA
Salisbury, NC

President-Elect
Jane Lutz
Charlotte Radiology, PA
Charlotte, NC

Treasurer
Tessa Wolfarth
Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates, PA
Wilmington, NC

Secretary
Donna Garvey, CMA, CMPE
Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Thank again to all those who were able to make the 2017 M3 event!

NCMGMA-NCMSF August 15th Webinar: Transformation to Value-Based Payments Under the ACO Model

NCMGMA-NCMS Webinar Series

Transformation to Value-Based Payments Under the ACO Model

August 15, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

As the landscape of health care changes with the emphasis shifting onto the patient and improving overall community health, preparing for value-based payment models has become a priority for health care providers across the state of North Carolina. Lynn Barr, MPH, CEO of Caravan Health and Chief Transformation Officer of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC), will present on how to move your practice to the new reality of managing wellness and delivering value through operational improvements, staff development, community engagement, regional collaboration, and the effective utilization of data under the Accountable Care Organization model to improve MACRA performance.

Speaker

Lynn Barr, MPH
CEO, Caravan Health and Chief Transformation Officer, The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC)
Lynn Barr is a recognized leader in the movement to transform and improve our nation’s health care systems. Lynn organized NRACC to overcome barriers for rural health providers so they could participate in innovative payment models under health care reform. Ms. Barr has lead the development and execution of nationwide programs that bring better care to patients and help health care providers’ achieve financial success. She is a frequent collaborator with government and national organizations looking to improve our health care systems.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but space is limited so make sure to register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Click here to register

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.

Top Five Things to Know About the M3 Conference

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The M3 – Merging Medicine and Management Conference – is just over a month away . If you haven’t registered yet for this unique gathering of physicians, physician assistants, practice administrators, and medical group managers, then consider these five facts about the conference to be held in Raleigh, September 14-16:

  1. The 11 general sessions feature noted national and local experts on everything from physician burnout to health care policy during the Trump administration. Review the agenda.
  2. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) will present their annual awards during the conference including the Administrator of the Year Award and the E. Harvey Estes Award. Be there to honor your colleagues.
  3. The M3 brings together a who’s who in the medical community, creating fertile ground for insightful discussions and networking with your peers from across the state.
  4. Enjoy great food and drink and ample opportunity to socialize with old and new friends.
  5. Register before Aug. 25 and save $50.

Get all the details and register today at this link.

Registration is Open for the 2017 NCMS-NCMGMA M3 Conference in Raleigh

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What Does the Future Hold for Health Care?
Find some answers at the 2017 M3 Conference

September 14-16, 2017
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) are joining forces once again to present an array of educational, networking and social opportunities for their respective memberships.

What can you expect at this year’s M3 Conference?

  • Informative sessions led by health care leaders in North Carolina who are shaping policy, such as NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH.
  • Insight into the latest legislative developments that could impact your practice, including a talk led by health policy expert Robert L. Laszewski on “U.S. Health Care Policy in the Trump Era.”
  • Strategies for success using alternate payment models, with talks on Friday and Saturday presented by the innovators leading the way such as Rebecca Onie, CEO of Health Leads.
  • Camaraderie with your colleagues – physicians, PAs, practice administrators and managers from throughout the state. Attend receptions offering good food and fun or mingle with your colleagues in the expansive Exhibit Hall.

Registration is now open.  For complete details including attendee and exhibitor fees, please visit the M3 Conference website here.