Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Webinar on July 17th


NCMGMA-NCMSF July Lunch & Learn Webinar
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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


Make plans to join us on July 17th for our Lunch & Learn Webinar “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” lead by Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein attorney Patti Bartis. This program will focus on sexual harassment and review how to address and prevent it in the workplace.


patti-bartis130aPatti Bartis
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
Patti Bartis is an attorney in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. She has been practicing employment law for over 20 years. Patti and her firm represent medical practices of all varieties and sizes. Patti advises medical practices on compliance with employment laws and defends them in adversarial proceedings such as EEOC charges or lawsuits. She is a graduate of Bucknell University and the UNC School of Law.


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.

Click here to register

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



For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at

10th Annual Advocacy Days a Success


10th Annual Advocacy Days a Success

The NCMGMA Advocacy Days event had a very positive response from the members who were able to attend. Some of the feedback describing the experience:

“Pertinent and timely issues impacting the practice due to legislation passed, Medicaid, and State Health Plan.”

“Excellent. Speakers were great and relative to all that is happening in NC right now. Well worth the time and money. Dinner was delicious!”

“I wanted to learn more about Medicaid and was extremely pleased. I wish I had planned to stay for the Legislative day, next year – I will!”

Attendees learned about the future of many different healthcare issues that will affect our state both now and in the future, including Medicaid Managed care, new legislation impacting our provider networks, and updates on hot healthcare topics currently being debated in Raleigh. In addition to the education sessions, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to engage with peers from other practices; they were able to proactively share challenges and solutions.

Finally, several attendees of the legislative visits also learned a great deal about what actually happens at the legislative level when concerns are raised by the public (when visiting the legislature, that’s US!). Attendees were able to witness and talk to the people who establish the criteria for what is heard by our lawmakers and also HOW it is being heard from different constituencies. They saw the true impact of what it means to make sure your voice is represented.

The Advocacy committee and NCMGMA Board would like to thank all the attendees for participating. Though our positions are sometimes varied, we do many times speak with a singular voice on many of the issues facing our practices. Your active participation in both education and advocating for our practices is invaluable; we thank you for making our organization a success!

June 19th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: NC Legislative Update


June 19th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar:
NC Legislative Update

June 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Presented by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, NCMS Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement, Chip Baggett, will update attendees on the latest developments at the NC General Assembly, including issues around the budget, Medicaid and the newly introduced HOPE Act.


Chip Baggett, JD
Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement
North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
As Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Associate General Counsel at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), Chip Baggett is responsible for state level advocacy efforts (primarily focused on the NC General Assembly) as well as communications and fundraising for the NCMS and NCMS Foundation.

Chip has a long history in organizational advancement and advocacy. He has worked in many facets of health care ranging from a children’s science and health museum to pharmaceutical sales before going to work directly for physicians and PAs as a medical society executive, first at the county level in western North Carolina and then, since 2007, at the NCMS. He consistently is ranked as one of the top lobbyists in the state by his peers. Chip received his law degree and was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 2016.


This webinar is complimentary but space is limited! 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.


For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at

Save the Date for the 2018 Fall Conference


Mark your calendar for October 17-19 and make plans to join us at the Charleston Marriott for our 2018 Fall Conference.

berrett-147We’re excited to feature Britt Berrett, PhD, FACHE, as one of our keynote speakers.  Dr. Berrett is the program director and clinical faculty of Health Care Management at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Jindal School of Management.  He is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing How You Lead.”

Watch for complete conference details, including registration, coming in early summer.

Make Your Voice Heard in Raleigh: Join us for Advocacy Days in June


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

Lisa Hooks, MBA, Named NCMGMA/Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year


(L-R): Steve Parker of Medical Mutual, 2018 Administrator of the Year Lisa Hooks and NCMGMA President Sandra Jarrett

Lisa Hooks, Executive Director for Mt. Olive Family Medicine Center (MOFMC), was named the 2018 NCMGMA/Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year during the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association’s Annual Conference (NCMGMA) awards banquet on Thursday, May 10th. The event was held at Harrah’s Casino and Resort in Cherokee, NC.

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 or professional development through ACMPE.

Lisa Hooks has served as the executive director of Mt. Olive Family Medicine Center (MOFMC) for almost 20 years. Under her leadership, MOFMC is consistently recognized as one of the best family medicine practices in North Carolina. For the past three years, MOFMC has been recognized as the “Best Medical Practice in Wayne County” by the Goldsboro News Argus and was recently awarded the Practice of the Year Award from NCMGMA.

Some of Lisa’s standout achievements include: MOFMC received the Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home designation; she helped develop MOFMC’s Chronic Care Management Program and Concussion Clinic; and during the 2017-18 fiscal year, Lisa wrote for and was awarded with $448,879 of grant money for MOFMC.

Lisa is the Professor (Adjunct) for Health Care Management at the University of Mount Olive and is involved in several professional and community organizations, including the Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce, the Coastal Administrators Advisory Committee for Medical Mutual, and the Medicaid Committee and Blue Cross Blue Shield Committee for the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association.

Approximately 200 people attended the Annual Conference in Cherokee this past weekend. This year’s conference featured nationally-recognized speakers, general and breakout sessions led by industry veterans and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest healthcare management products and services.

Charlotte Multi-Payer Provider Expo on June 14th

Charlotte Multi-Payer Provider Expo

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Exhibit Hall Open 8 am – 1 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Charlotte Multi-Payer Provider Expo sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, MedCost and United Healthcare. Physicians, practice managers and staff are encouraged to attend this event.

Schedule of Events

8:00 am – 1:00 pm — Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am or 11:00 am — Helping Providers Succeed in Value Based Care
10:00 am or 12:00 pm — Design Thinking and the Millennial Patient


Follow this link for a printable registration form. Please fax completed registration form to (855) 754-3681 by Friday, June 8, 2018.